Somatostatin meaning

sō-mătə-stătn, sōmə-tə-
A polypeptide hormone produced chiefly by the hypothalamus that inhibits the secretion of various other hormones, such as somatotropin, glucagon, insulin, thyrotropin, and gastrin.
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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.
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A polypeptide hormone produced chiefly by the hypothalamus that inhibits the secretion of various other hormones, such as somatotropin, glucagon, insulin, thyrotropin, and gastrin.
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A polypeptide produced by the hypothalamus and the pancreas. Somatostatin produced by the hypothalamus acts as a neurohormone that inhibits the secretion of other hormones, especially growth hormone and thyrotropin. Somatostatin secreted by the pancreas acts as a hormone that inhibits the secretion of the other pancreatic hormones, insulin and glucagon, and reduces the activity of the digestive system.
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(biochemistry) A polypeptide hormone, secreted by the pancreas, that inhibits the production of certain other hormones.
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Origin of somatostatin

  • somato(tropin) –stat –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek σῶμα (sōma) + statin

    From Wiktionary