somatostatin

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Related to somatotropin release-inhibiting hormone: growth hormone release inhibiting hormone, Prolactin Inhibiting Hormone

so·mat·o·stat·in

 (sō-măt′ə-stăt′n, sō′mə-tə-)
n.
A polypeptide hormone produced chiefly by the hypothalamus that inhibits the secretion of various other hormones, such as somatotropin, glucagon, insulin, thyrotropin, and gastrin.

somatostatin

(ˌsəʊmətəˈstætɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a peptide hormone that prevents the release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
[C20: from somato- + -stat + -in]

so•mat•o•stat•in

(səˌmæt əˈstæt n)

n.
a polypeptide hormone, produced in the brain and pancreas, that inhibits secretion of somatotropin from the hypothalamus and inhibits insulin production by the pancreas.
[1973; somato (tropin) + -stat + -in1]