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Q: What kind of tissue is posterior pituitary?
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Where is the posterior pituitary gland located?

The posterior pituitary is located in a portion of the sphenoid bone called the sella turcica. It is attached to the anterior pituitary gland by the pars intermedia which is a thin layer of endocrine tissue. The posterior pituitary is actually just an extension of the neural tissue that composes the hypothalamus.

What section of the pituitary is composed of nervous tissue?

posterior lobe

How does the anterior and posterior pituitary differ?

the posterior pituitary is an extension to the hypothalamus, while the anterior stimulates general tissue growth and protein synthesis

What are two glands that are derived from neural tissue?

Posterior pituitary gland and

The posterior pituitary gland is not made of glandular tissue?

Right, its actually made of neuroepithelial tissue

What is the major structural distinction between the anterior and posterior pituitary?

The anterior pituitary is made of glandular tissue and consists of multiple capillary beds or a portal system while the posterior pituitary is made up of neural tissue and has a single capillary bed.

Does ADH release posterior pituitary?

yes ADH is realsed by posterior pituitary

What gland secretes antidiuretic hormone?

Posterior pituitary, produced in the hypothalamus

What organ contains target cells for oxytocin?

Oxytocin is released by posterior pitutory.It is produced by hypothalamus.

What is the anotomical relationship between the hypothalamus and posterior pituitary?

They are attached by infundibulum , posterior pituitary is actually continuation of hypothalamus .

What hormone promotes reabsorstion of water?

That is andeuratic hormone. ADH. It is secreted by posterior pituitary.

Which part of the pituitary gland is for storage only?

The posterior pituitary (or neurohypophysis)