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 (sō-măt′ə-stăt′n, sō′mə-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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(Biochemistry) a peptide hormone that prevents the release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
[C20: from somato- + -stat + -in]
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(səˌmæt əˈstæt 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]
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Somatostatin (SST) is a cyclic neuropeptide containing a disulfide bond linking the cysteine residues at positions 3 and 14 ([Cys.sub.3]-[Cys.sub.14]).
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Effective medications for constricting the sphlanchnic vein include non-selective beta-blockers, somatostatin and analogs, and vasopressin and analogs (Minano & Garcia-Tsao, 2010).
Somatostatins (SS) are a structurally diverse family of peptide hormones that coordinate the growth, development, and metabolism of animals.
(1999) Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) possess two somatostatin mRNAs that are differentially expressed.
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