Herring body

Herring body

[′her·iŋ ‚bäd·ē]
(histology)
Any of the distinct colloid masses in the vertebrate pituitary gland, possibly representing greatly dilated endings of nerve fibers.
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Light micrograph of the pars nervosa in hypophysis: A-F: hypophyseal cleft (HypC), pars intermedia (PaI), pars nervosa (PN), protoplasmic pituicyte (PP), fibrous pituicyte (FP), herring body (HB), unmyelinated nerve fiber (Unf).