pars intercerebralis

pars intercerebralis
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
A group of neurosecretory cells near the midline on each side of the brain from which secretions promote the functioning of the prothoracic glands, stimulate protein synthesis and are thought to control water loss, oocyte development and activity.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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