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Herring bodies

1. Structures found in the posterior pituitary. They represent the terminal end of the axons from the hypothalamus, and hormones are temporarily stored in these locations. They are neurosecretory terminals. (wikipedia.org)

2. Granules within axons in the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Contain neurosecretory hormones. (biology-online.org)

Syn: neurosecretory bodies

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