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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Pancreatitis is inflammation of an organ in the abdomen called the pancreas. See Answer

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Reviewed on 12/11/2018