A substance or extract from the pituitary body.
Hormones released from the posterior lobe of the pituitary, including vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone) and oxytocin. They are formed in the neuronal cells of the hypothalamic nuclei and stored in nerve cell endings in the posterior pituitary (neurohypophysis). (Dorland, 28th ed)
The trade name of a preparation made from the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland; said to xert a vasoconstrictor action similar to that of adrenalin and to be serviceable as an oxytocic and in the treatment of acromegaly and gigantism in doses of 10-30 gr. (0.6-2.0).