adenohypophysis[-hī päf′ə sis]
the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland: it secretes such hormones as ACTH and luteinizing hormone
The anterior glandular lobe of the pituitary gland that secretes many hormones, including ACTH, prolactin, and somatotropin.
- ad′e·no·hy·poph′y·se′al, ad′e·no·hy·poph′y·si′al
- (anatomy) the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, producing and secreting several peptide hormones that regulate many physiological processes including stress, growth, and reproduction.