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An anterior pituitary basophil is a type of cell in the anterior pituitary which manufactures hormones.

It is called a basophil because it readily takes up base, and typically stains a relatively deep blue or purple.[1]

These basophils are further classified by the hormones they produce. (It is usually not possible to distinguish between these cell types using standard staining techniques.)

Cell name Hormone produced
corticotrophs ACTH
gonadotrophs FSH and LH
thyrotrophs TSH

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  1. Histology at Boston University 14002loa

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Endocrine system - Pituitary gland - edit
Posterior pituitaryPars nervosa | Median eminence | Infundibular stalk
Anterior pituitaryPars intermedia | Pars tuberalis | Pars distalis | Somatotropes | Lactotropes | Thyrotropes | Gonadotropes | Corticotropes

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