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hypophysis:

see pituitary glandpituitary gland,
small oval endocrine gland that lies at the base of the brain. It is sometimes called the master gland of the body because all the other endocrine glands depend on its secretions for stimulation (see endocrine system).
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hypophysis

[hī′päf·ə·səs]
(anatomy)
A small rounded endocrine gland which lies in the sella turcica of the sphenoid bone and is attached to the floor of the third ventricle of the brain in all craniate vertebrates. Also known as pituitary gland.

pituitary gland

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the master endocrine gland, attached by a stalk to the base of the brain. Its two lobes (see adenohypophysis and neurohypophysis) secrete hormones affecting skeletal growth, development of the sex glands, and the functioning of the other endocrine glands Also called hypophysis hypophysis cerebri
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It was found that as the intensity of exercise increases, growth hormone released from anterior lobe of hypophysis increases.
Thyroid function is mediated centrally via thyrotropin-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) released from the hypophysis gland.
Hypophyseal hemorrhage and panhypopituitarism during Puumala virus infection: magnetic resonance imaging and detection of viral antigen in the hypophysis.
He had a history of hypophysis and thyroid operation after being diagnosed with MEN type 1 syndrome including prolactinoma, parathyroid adenoma, gastrinoma and a nonfunctional adenoma on suprarenal glands 3 years before admission.
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Pathological report of a case of acromegaly, with especial reference to the hypophysis cerebri and in the thyroid gland; and a case of haemorhage into the pituitary.
Proboscis pores' in craniate vertebrates, a suggestion concerning the premandibular somites and hypophysis.
It is highly reactive and is synthesized and used by endothelial cells, neurons, macrophages, and tissues, including the hypophysis (FEELISCH et al.
Our results demonstrated that stimulation distinctly increased the bone cells population in hypophysis as well as in epiphysis.
The author (Sundrud) enjoyed pointing to the hypothalamus and then the hypophysis (pituitary or "master gland") while saying "Hillary--Bill.
Successful reproduction is dependent on the highly controlled interactions between the brain, hypophysis and gonads.