|NeuroLex ID||Tuberal part of hypophysis|
Pituitary gland. (Most of the orange region is "pars distalis", but the part at the top is "pars tuberalis".)
|Latin||pars tuberalis adenohypophyseos|
Principal cells of the pars tuberalis are low columnar in form, with the cytoplasm containing numerous lipid droplets, glycogen granules, and occasional colloid droplets. A sparse population of functional gonadotrophs are present (indicated by immunoreactivity for ACTH, FSH, and LH).
It is an extension of the pars distalis up and around infundibulum.