Pituitary Hormones, Posterior


Neurohypophyseal Hormones

Neurohypophyseal Peptides


Posterior Pituitary Hormones

Hormones released from the neurohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, POSTERIOR). They include a number of peptides which are formed in the NEURONS in the HYPOTHALAMUS, bound to NEUROPHYSINS, and stored in the nerve terminals in the posterior pituitary. Upon stimulation, these peptides are released into the hypophysial portal vessel blood.

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