- Cell nuclei in the hypothalamus have direct neural
contact with the brain.
- Releasing factors, such as GnRH,
are secreted from the hypothalamus as a result of direct neural
stimulation. The GnRH is released to portal vessels, which then transport
it to the anterior pituitary.
- Some cell bodies extend directly to the posterior pituitary
to release oxytocin via direct neural stimulation.
contributed by Bruce
E Eilts on 19-June-2001
modified by Eric Huey