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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.


(Biochemistry) a peptide hormone that prevents the release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
[C20: from somato- + -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.
[1973; somato (tropin) + -stat + -in1]
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Regulation of somatostatins and their receptors in fish.
The role of somatostatins in the regulation of growth in fish.
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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.
Somatostatins (SSs) are a family of peptide hormones that have been shown to inhibit pituitary growth hormone (GH) release.
1998) Changes in plasma somatostatin associated with seawater adaptation and stunting of coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch.
Somatostatin Analogues: From Research to Clinical Practice