• somatotropin release-inhibiting factor
German: Somatostatin
Japanese: ソマトスタチン

Endocrinology. A peptide hormone consisting of 14 amino acids. It is mainly produced in the hypothalamus and the pancreas. Somatostatin inhibits the secretion of various hormones, such as somatotropin, insulin, glucagon, thyrotropin, and prolactin.

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