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 (sō-măt′ə-mēd′n, sō′mə-tə-)
[Perhaps somato(tropin) + (inter)med(iary) + -in.]
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(Biochemistry) a protein hormone that promotes tissue growth under the influence of growth hormone
[C20: from somato- + Latin medius middle + -in]
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(səˌmæt əˈmid n)

any of various liver hormones that enhance the activity of a variety of other hormones, as somatotropin.
[1970–75; somato- + -med-, as in intermediary]
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Octreotide Acetate Injection, a Somatostatin Analog, is indicated to reduce blood levels of growth hormone and IGF-I (somatomedin C) in acromegaly patients who have had inadequate response to or cannot be treated with surgical resection, pituitary irradiation, and bromocriptine mesylate at maximally tolerated doses, concluded the company.
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