intermediate lobe


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intermediate lobe

[‚in·tər′mēd·ē·ət ¦lōb]
(anatomy)
The intermediate portion of the adenohypophysis.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In many species the adenohypophysis can be further subdivided into a large anterior portion and a smaller intermediate lobe (or pars intermedia).
Staining for SP22 was observed in the AP and PP but not in the intermediate lobe. Cells of the AP staining for SP22 were largely in regions populated with somatotropes.

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