Figure 202

Pituitary gland, a. Photomicrograph of a human pituitary gland. The pituitary gland lobes can be identified on the basis of their appearance, location, and relation to each other. x7. b. Drawing of a human pituitary and related regions of the hypothalamus. The anterior lobe of the pituitary gland consists of the pars distalis, pars tuberalis, and pars intermedia; the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland consists of the infundibulum and pars nervosa.

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