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Unformatted text preview: ii. Neurons function as neuroendocrine cells b. Base of neuroendocrine system i. Secretes releasing hormones that act on the anterior pituitary gland. ii. Also has neurons that project to the posterior pituitary gland 5. Anterior Pituitary Gland: a. Develops from outpocketing of oral cavity i. Contains 5 cells types that respond to different hypothalamic releasing hormones ii. Release different tropic hormones...
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- Spring '08