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Infundibular part

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Infundibular part --> pars tuberalis

(Science: anatomy) The upward extension of the anterior lobe that wraps around the infundibular stalk; its cells, mostly gonadotropic, are arranged in cords and clusters; it is supplied by the superior hypophyseal arteries and contains the first capillary bed and the venules of a portal system that carries neurosecretory factors from the hypothalamus to a second capillary bed in the adenohypophysis where they regulate the release of hormones.

See: hypophysis.

Synonym: infundibular part, pars infundibularis.