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1

What type of tissue is the pituitary gland made up of?

Anterior pituitary - endocrine tissue

Posterior pituitary - neuroendocrine tissue

2

What type of embyronic tissue does the pituitary gland develop from?

Anterior pituitary - ectoderm

Posterior pituitary - neuroectoderm

3

What embryonic structures develop into the pituitary gland?

Rathke's pouch

Infundibulum

4

What part of the pituitary gland does Rathke's pouch develop into?

Anterior pituitary

5

What part of the pituitary gland does the infundibulum develop into?

Pituitary stalk

Posterior pituitary

6

How does Rathke's pouch develop?

Outgrowth of stomatodeum ectoderm
outgrowth of roof of oropharynx

7

What direction does Rathke's pouch develop in?

Dorsally

8

What does Rathke's pouch grow towards?

The developing forebrain

9

How does the infundibulum develop?

Outgrowth of forebrain

10

What does the infindibulum grow towards?

The roof of the oropharynx