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somatostatin Line breaks: som¦ato|statin
Pronunciation: /ˌsəʊmətə(ʊ)ˈstatɪn/

Definition of somatostatin in English:


[mass noun] Biochemistry
A hormone secreted in the pancreas and pituitary gland which inhibits gastric secretion and somatotrophin release.
Example sentences
  • The hormones capable of altering the MMC include insulin, pancreatic polypeptide, somatostatin, glucagon, secretin, motilin, gastrin, cholecystokinin, and neurotensin.
  • They were focally positive for gastrin, somatostatin, and pancreatic polypeptide but tested negative for glucagon, serotonin, insulin, and inhibin.
  • In the pancreas, somatostatin acts a paracrine inhibitor of other pancreatic hormones and thus also has systemic effects.
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