Anterior pituitary gland

The anterior pituitary gland comprises five types of secretory cells, arranged in nests and cords. These cells are distinguished by histochemical and immuno-cytochemical staining, and by electron microscopic appearances, into: Somatotrophs: GH Lactotrophs: PRL Thyrotrophs: TSH Gonadotrophs: LH and FSH Corticotrophs: ACTH

Somatotrophs and lactotrophs are acidophilic, while thyrotrophs, gonado-

trophs and corticotrophs are basophilic. Furthermore, there are inactive secretory cells called chromophobe cells.

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