somatostatin(redirected from somatostatins)
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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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(Biochemistry) a peptide hormone that prevents the release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
[C20: from somato- + -stat + -in]
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so•mat•o•stat•in(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.
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