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Anatomy Term: neurohypophysis
XAO ID: 0005187
Synonyms: posterior hypophysis, posterior pituitary, posterior lobe of pituitary gland
Definition: "The posterior lobe of the pituitary gland (hypophysis). It is largely a collection of axonal projections from the hypothalamus that terminate behind the anterior pituitary, and serve as a site for the secretion of neurohypophysial hormones (oxytocin and vasopressin) directly into the blood. It is not glandular as is the anterior pituitary."
Stage Range: NF stage 40 to death
Marker Genes:
Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
infundibulum NF stage 22 to death
Develops Into:
Parent(s): infundibulum


Parent(s): multi-tissue structure (is_a) hypophysis (part_of)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY