Pituitary gland blood vessels, SEM

Pituitary gland blood vessels, SEM

P750/0184 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 34.4MB

Downloadable file size: 8.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Pituitary gland blood vessels. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a resin cast of blood vessels in the pituitary gland. The smallest blood vessels, capillaries, are coiled around and through the gland, while larger blood vessels, such as the arteries on either side, bring blood to and from the capillaries. The pituitary gland, an endocrine gland, is at the base of the brain. It has two sections, the posterior (ring-shaped) and anterior (ball-shaped) lobes. The pituitary hormones, secreted directly into the bloodstream through the permeable capillary walls, control a wide range of functions, including kidney and thyroid function. The cast was made by injecting resin into the blood vessels. The surrounding tissues were then chemically digested.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, anterior pituitary, arterial, arteries, arteriole, arterioles, artery, biological, biology, blood vessel, branched, branching, capillaries, capillary, circulation, circulatory system, coloured, endocrine, false-coloured, gland, healthy, histological, histology, hormonal, hormone, hormones, human body, lobe, lobes, metabolic, metabolism, network, normal, pituitary, pituitary gland, posterior pituitary, resin cast, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, supply, vascular, vein, veins, venous, venule, venules, vessels

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.