Anterior pituitary:

anterior pituitary.

one of the two lobes of the pituitary gland, the anterior pituitary (aka adenohypophysis) synthesizes and secretes a number of hormones. Hormone release from the anterior pituitary is prompted by releasing hormones secreted by the hypothalamus. Thus, the hypothalamus controls hormone release from the anterior pituitary.

Learn more: Know your brain - Pituitary gland

                       Know your brain - Hypothalamus

Watch this 2-Minute Neuroscience video to learn more about the pituitary gland.