An intrinsic circulatory network that transports hormones from the median eminence of the hypothalamus to the adenohypophysis. [ ]

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Term information

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editor note

we represent this structure strictly as a system of blood vessels (presumably in line with the FMA). It could also be extended to include neurons and fiber tracts, as per the MESH definition

function notes

One of the most important functions of the hypothalamus is to link the nervous system to the endocrine system via the pituitary gland (hypophysis). The hypothalamus is responsible for certain metabolic processes and other activities of the autonomic nervous system. It synthesizes and secretes certain neurohormones, often called hypothalamic-releasing hormones, and these in turn stimulate or inhibit the secretion of pituitary hormones. The hypothalamus controls body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue, sleep, and circadian cycles

has exact synonym

hypophyseal portal system
hypothalamic hypophyseal portal system
hypothalamohypophyseal portal system
venae portales hypophysiales

has related synonym

hypothalamo-hypophyseal system
set of portal veins of hypophysis
hypothalamo hypophyseal system
venae portales hypophysiales
portal veins of hypophysis



never in taxon

taxon notes

in lampreys and teleost hormones enter the adenohypophysis by diffusion.