Relating to the p. gland (hypophysis). SYN: pituitarium. [L. pituita, a phlegm]
- anterior p. the dried, partially defatted, and powdered anterior lobe of the p. gland of cattle, sheep, or swine; now rarely used therapeutically.
- desiccated p. SYN: posterior p..
- pharyngeal p. the embryonic remnant of the oral end of Rathke pouch that is cut off from the adenohypophysis by the developing sphenoid bone; composed chiefly of chromophobes and, under normal conditions, considered physiologically inactive. See p. gland.
- posterior p. the cleaned, dried, and powdered posterior lobe obtained from the p. body of domestic animals used for food by humans; an oxytocic, vasoconstrictor, antidiuretic, and stimulant of intestinal motility. SYN: desiccated p., hypophysis sicca.

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pi·tu·i·tary pə-'t(y)ü-ə-.ter-ē adj
1) of or relating to the pituitary gland
2) caused or characterized by secretory disturbances of the pituitary gland <a \pituitary dwarf>
pituitary n, pl -tar·ies
2) the cleaned, dried, and powdered posterior lobe of the pituitary gland of cattle that is used in the treatment of uterine atony and hemorrhage, shock, and intestinal paresis

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pi·tu·i·tary (pĭ-tooґĭ-tar″e) [L. pituita phlegm] 1. hypophysial. 2. hypophysis. 3. a preparation of some part of the pituitary gland of animals (e.g., cattle, pigs, sheep), used therapeutically.

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