a hormone produced mainly in the hypothalamus and pancreas, or prepared synthetically, that inhibits the release of glucagon and insulin from the pancreas: used in treating diabetes
Origin of somatostatinsomato- + -stat + -in
A polypeptide hormone produced chiefly by the hypothalamus that inhibits the secretion of various other hormones, such as somatotropin, glucagon, insulin, thyrotropin, and gastrin.
Origin of somatostatinsomato(tropin) -stat -in
(countable and uncountable, plural somatostatins)
Ancient Greek Ïƒá¿¶Î¼Î± (sÅma) + statin