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portal hypophysial circulation

 

Definition: a capillary network that carries hypophysiotropic hormones from the hypothalamus, where they are secreted into blood, to their sites of action in the anterior hypophysis.

See: portal circulation, pituitary gland, hypothalamus

Synonym(s): hypophyseoportal system, hypophysial portal circulation, hypophysial portal system, hypophysioportal system, hypothalamohypophysial portal circulation, hypothalamohypophysial portal system1

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