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(pharmacy) An octapeptide that mimics natural somatostatin pharmacologically, though it is a more potent inhibitor of growth hormone, glucagon and insulin than the natural hormone.
Octreotide scintigraphy demonstrated that this tumor avidly bound the peptide.
The somatostatin analog octreotide may help control hormone secretion and stabilize tumor growth.
Bromocriptine (Parlodel) is a medication that can be taken by mouth, while octreotide (Sandostatin) must be injected every eight hours.
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