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Herring bodies are 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.

ADH and oxytocin are both stored in Herring bodies, but are not stored simultaneously in the same Herring body.[1]

In addition each Herring Body also contains ATP and a neurophysin.

This anatomical structure was first described by Percy Theodore Herring in 1908.

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  1. Template:KansasHistology

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