Pituitary Gland, Posterior


Gland, Posterior Pituitary

Infundibular Process

Infundibular Processes

Lobe, Neural

Lobes, Neural

Lobus Nervosus

Nervosus, Lobus

Neural Lobe

Neural Lobes


Pars Nervosa of Pituitary

Pituitary Pars Nervosa

Pituitary Posterior Lobe

Posterior Lobe of Pituitary

Posterior Pituitary Gland

Posterior Pituitary Glands

Process, Infundibular

Processes, Infundibular

Neural tissue of the pituitary gland, also known as the neurohypophysis. It consists of the distal AXONS of neurons that produce VASOPRESSIN and OXYTOCIN in the SUPRAOPTIC NUCLEUS and the PARAVENTRICULAR NUCLEUS. These axons travel down through the MEDIAN EMINENCE, the hypothalamic infundibulum of the PITUITARY STALK, to the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland.