pituicyte


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pituicyte

[pə′tü·ə‚sīt]
(histology)
The characteristic cell of the neurohypophysis; these cells are pigmented and fusiform and are probably derived from neuroglial cells.
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In the NL, the structural plasticity is accompanied by a reorganisation of magnocellular terminals and adjacent pituicytes.
Nonneoplastic pituicytes are reported to be positive with GFAP[7-9]; however, the staining patterns with the antibody have not been well characterized.
The neurohypophysis is composed primarily of pituicytes, nerve fibers, axon terminals, and Herring bodies.