Flashcards in Development of pituitary gland Deck (10)
What type of tissue is the pituitary gland made up of?
Anterior pituitary - endocrine tissue
Posterior pituitary - neuroendocrine tissue
What type of embyronic tissue does the pituitary gland develop from?
Anterior pituitary - ectoderm
Posterior pituitary - neuroectoderm
What embryonic structures develop into the pituitary gland?
What part of the pituitary gland does Rathke's pouch develop into?
What part of the pituitary gland does the infundibulum develop into?
How does Rathke's pouch develop?
Outgrowth of stomatodeum ectoderm
outgrowth of roof of oropharynx
What direction does Rathke's pouch develop in?
What does Rathke's pouch grow towards?
The developing forebrain
How does the infundibulum develop?
Outgrowth of forebrain