connection between hypothalamus and pituitary gland

this shows the connection between the ant. pituitary and the hypothalamus

1. ant. pituitary
2. lateral hypothalamic area
3. ant. hypothatlamic area
4. preoptic area
5. ventromedial nucleus
6. supraoptic nucleus
7. primary plexus
8. optic chiasma
9. superior hypophyseal artery
10. long portal veins
11. secondary plexus
12. inferior hypophyseal artery
13. posterior pituitary
14. pituitary stalk
15. median eminence
16. mammillary body
17. nerves to primary plexus
18. paraventricular nucleus

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