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Somatostatin: 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)
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Somatostatin : any of several cyclic tetradecapeptides elaborated primarily by the median eminence of the hypothalamus and by the delta cells of the pancreatic islets; they inhibit release of a variety of hormones, including growth hormone, thyrotropin, corticotropin, insulin, glucagon, gastrin, secretin and renin.
Somatostatin: Somatostatin is one of the pancreatic hormones, chemicals produced and secreted by the pancreas. Somatostatin is produced by the delta cells of the pancreas and has variety of effects. These include moderating the absorption of nutrients in the small intestine and lowering the secretion of insulin and glucagon in response to rising levels of these hormones.
Conditions that can afflict somatostatin include pancreatic cancer, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and pancreatitis.
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