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ea0020p559 | Neuroendocrinology, Pituitary and Behaviour | ECE2009

Plurihormonal cells are more frequent in early embryofetal stages of the human pituitary

Chirculescu Andy RM , Morris John F , Coculescu Mihail GR

Our initial studies suggested that plurihormonal cells are constantly found in early embryonic stages of human pituitary but are very rare later.Aim: A quantitative evaluation and morphological characterization of these plurihormonal cells.Methods: Pituitaries from therapeutically aborted human fetuses of 8–24 weeks, gestational age were fixed (with ethical permission) by immersion in 4% buffered formaldehyde. One-μm-thic...