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Meaning of somatostatin

so•mat•o•stat•in

Pronunciation: (su-mat"u-stat'n, sō"mu-tu-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. 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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