Somatostatin

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Medical Definition of Somatostatin

Somatostatin: A hormone that is widely distributed throughout the body, especially in the hypothalamus and pancreas, that acts as an important regulator of endocrine and nervous system function by inhibiting the secretion of several other hormones such as growth hormone, insulin, and gastrin.


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Reviewed on 5/13/2016

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