What is the hypothalamo-hypophyseal tract?

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The hypothalamo-hypophyseal tract is a system that connects the hypothalamus and the pituitary. The main responsibility of this tract is to release and inhibit peptides travelling between the different areas. Neurosecretory axons go from the cell bodies in the hypothalamus to the neurohypophysis. The granules from the neurosecretory are stored in the terminals of the axons. These granules are released upon stimulation. The peptides from the granules then enter the inferior hypophyseal artery. From this artery, blood follows long portal veins to reach the adenohypophysis.
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