Definitions for "Neurohypophysis"
The posterior pituitary gland, which is part of the hypothalamus.
The neural (nerve-containing tissue) part of the pituitary gland, lying towards the back Â… and so, in medical speak, called the posterior pituitary. Produces the hormones oxytocin (which acts on myometrium to cause contraction of the uterus) and vasopressin (which helps maintain blood pressure and conserves the body's water in the kidneys).
The posterior pituitary, or pars nervosa.