Histological study of pars tuberalis of the pituitary gland of rats in Iraq


This study was carried out on the ten pituitary glands of rats, under light microscope; ten samples were collected from animal house in (college Veterinary. Medicine of Kerbala University). This work involves histological studies. The histological results revealed that the pars tuberalis contained four types of cells, not similar to any other cell types of the pars distalis. This finding and the location of the pars tuberalis at the gate of pars distalis which control the blood circulation give to the pars tuberalis a special functional importance.