Inferior hypophysial artery

The inferior hypophysial artery is an artery supplying the neurohypophysis of the pituitary gland. It is a branch of the cavernous carotid artery (internal carotid artery).[1][2]

Inferior hypophyseal artery
SourceCavernous part of internal carotid artery
SuppliesPituitary gland
Latinarteria hypophysialis inferior
Anatomical terminology


  1. Gibo H, Hokama M, Kyoshima K, Kobayashi S (1993). "Arteries to the pituitary". Nippon Rinsho. 51 (10): 2550–4. PMID 8254920.
  2. Marieb, Elaine (2014). Anatomy & physiology. Glenview, IL: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN 978-0321861580.

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