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Introduction: Octreotide

Description of Octreotide

Octreotide: A drug similar to the naturally occurring growth hormone inhibitor somatostatin. Octreotide is used to treat diarrhea and flushing associated with certain types of tumors.
Source: National Institute of Health

Octreotide: The synthetic acetate salt of a long-acting cyclic octapeptide with pharmacologic properties mimicking those of the natural hormone somatostatin. Similar to somatostatin, octreotide suppresses the luteinizing hormone response to gonadotropin-releasing hormone, decreases splanchnic blood flow, and inhibits the release of serotonin, gastrin, vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), secretin, motilin, pancreatic polypeptide, and thyroid stimulating hormone. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Octreotide: potent, long-acting synthetic somatostatin octapeptide analog.
Source: CRISP

Octreotide: A potent, long-acting synthetic SOMATOSTATIN octapeptide analog that inhibits secretion of GROWTH HORMONE and is used to treat hormone-secreting tumors; DIABETES MELLITUS; HYPOTENSION, ORTHOSTATIC; HYPERINSULINISM; hypergastrinemia; and small bowel fistula.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source: Diseases Database

  • Octreotide Acetate

Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

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Source: CRISP

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