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Pituitary gland - histology slide

This is a histology slide of the pituitary gland. The pars anterior consists of cords and clusters of epithelial cells. In many the cytoplasm stains a bright pink (eosinophils) or bluish. These are the chromophils. Others have a palely stained cytoplasm (chromophobes). The pars anterior is highly vascular.

Histology image descriptions and photography by Frank N. Miller, M.D.; histology image courtesy of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

 

 

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