Pars tuberalis

Pars tuberalis Definition

It refers to a pair of processes that grow in an upward or forward along the stem of the adenohypohysis. It is a part of the anterior lobe of the human pituitary gland.

In Latin, it is referred to as “Pars Tuberalis Adenohypophyseos.”

Pars tuberalis Anatomy

It appears as a thin plate to view. The main cells of this structure are low columnar in type. The cytoplasm comprises of many liquid droplets, a few colloid droplets and granules of glycogen. Certain functional gonadotrophs can also be found.

Pars tuberalis Function

It wraps the stalk of the pituitary gland within a sheath that is extremely vascularized. It also forms a part of the adenohypophysis.

Pars tuberalis Pictures

Get an idea from these images about the appearance of this structure of the human endocrine system.

Picture of Pars tuberalis

Picture 1 – Pars tuberalis

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Picture 2 – Pars tuberalis Image

 

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pars_tuberalis

http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Pars+tuberalis

http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Pars+tuberalis

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