Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892



Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

What, in addition to the hormones they secrete, distinguishes the anterior and posterior pituitary glands?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The difference between posterior and anterior pituitary glands.


Pituitary gland is a main endocrine gland, often referred to as the master gland. It is divided into two lobes, namely, the anterior lobe or anterior pituitary and the posterior lobe or posterior pituitary respectively.


The anterior and posterior lobes of the pituitary gland are different in structure and functions. The differences between anterior and posterior pituitary glands are given below:

Anterior pituitary Posterior pituitary
It develops from non-neural tissue and is not connected to the hypothalamus directly. It is the extension of the hypothalamus.
An array of hormones is synthesized and released by this gland. It does not produce hormones on its own. In this gland, the hypothalamic hormones, namely, the antidiuretic hormone and oxytocin are stored...

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