Herring bodies


Herring bodies
Granules within axons in the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Contain neurosecretory hormones.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Herring bodies — are structures found in the posterior pituitary. They represent the terminal end of the axons from the hypothalamus, and hormones are temporarily stored in these locations.ADH and oxytocin are both stored in Herring bodies, but are not stored… …   Wikipedia

  • Herring bodies — Her·ring bodies (herґing) [Percy Theodore Herring, English physiologist, 1872–1967] see under body …   Medical dictionary

  • herring bodies — neurosecretory material accumulated in large masses in the neurohypophysis …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Herring bodies — hyaline or colloid masses scattered throughout the pars nervosa of the pituitary gland …   Medical dictionary

  • Herring-Körper — sind neurosekrethaltige Anschwellungen distaler Neuronenden des Hypothalamus. Diese Strukturen lassen sich in der Neurohypophyse finden und versichern eine zeitlich begrenzte Lagerung neurohypophysarer Hormone.[1] Sowohl das Trägerprotein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Herring — Percy T., English physiologist, 1872–1967. See H. bodies, under body …   Medical dictionary

  • Percy Theodore Herring — (3 November 1872 24 October 1967) was a physician and physiologist, notable for first describing Herring bodies in the posterior pituitary gland.He was born in Yorkshire, England, on 3rd November 1872, the son of Edmund Herring and schooled in… …   Wikipedia

  • Pacific herring — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • White herring — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wolf herring — Wolf herrings Temporal range: 55–0 Ma …   Wikipedia


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