Pituitary Hormones, Posterior
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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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Electrophysiology of central pathways controlling release of neurohypophysial hormones. Focus on the lamina terminalis and diagonal band inputs to the supraoptic nucleus. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1993 Jul 22; 689:122-32.