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Receptor (Definition)

An organ, cell or molecule that accepts an outside signal and causes an internal change. Eyes receive light, touch receptors send messages to the brain when stimulated by pressure and estrogen receptors bind Estradiol causing responses of normal breast, ovary and uterus cells to rising and falling levels of the female steroid hormones. Most of the time "receptor" refers to one ...Read more


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Pls describe an allergic reaction to a sandostatin (octreotide) shot...

Pls describe an allergic reaction to a sandostatin (octreotide) shot...

Sandostatin (octreotide) Effects.: Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue, changes in blood sugar, changes in heart rate, severe stomach pain. Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, hair loss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about lar on essentially the 1st day of sandostatin (octreotide) treatment?

Can you tell me about lar on essentially the 1st day of sandostatin (octreotide) treatment?

There's a lot to it: B"sd an endocrinologist is always interested in sandostatin a long acting brand orf octreotide: is an octapeptide that mimics natural somatostatin pharmacologically, though it is a more potent inhibitor of growth hormone, glucagon, and insulin than the natural hormone". It has a number of other actions and classicaly a medical rx of acromegally. Certainly, glad to discuss in more detail. ...Read more

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How can sandostatin (octreotide) react with hypertensive medications?

No issues here: I do not believe there is any interaction between the tow.You should be able to take both safely. ...Read more

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How risky or unrisky is it to give sandostatin (octreotide) lar after only 1 subcutaneous 'test dose'?

Sandostatin (octreotide): It is best to work the dose up slowly to avoid some rather unpleasant symptoms/side effects. ...Read more

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How effective is sandostatin (octreotide) on carcinoid tumor?

How effective is sandostatin (octreotide) on carcinoid tumor?

Good for symptoms: Sandostatin (octreotide) is a medication that decreases the release of hormones from carcinoid tumors, thereby decreasing symptoms of carcinoid (flushing, diarrhea). It may have some effects in slowing the growth of such tumors, but its main use is to treat symptoms of Carcinoid. It is effective for this is over 80% of patients with Carcinoid. ...Read more

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What is sandostatin (octreotide) lar?

Sandostatin (octreotide) LAR: Is long-acting suspension used after the initial sandostatin (octreotide) injection was shown effective. ...Read more

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How does sandostatin (octreotide) react with medications?

Interactions: Octreotide is a complicated agent. Interactions are possible with various different drug classes. Can check online vs the drugs you take or check with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can Sandostatin (octreotide) LAR be used as treatment of elevated 5-HIAA in aggressive type of systemic mastocytosis? Thank you. (repeated question)

Possibly: Possibly for symtomatic management. However, malignant GI diseases can be mistaken for systemic mastocytosis. Whereas 5HIAA is elevated in carcinoid syndrome, it usually is normal in SM. Aggressive systemic mastocytosis usually requires chemotherapy or imatinib. ...Read more

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Past wk have bloating and egg burps, starting in afternoon. I'm on Sandostatin (octreotide) LAR, got this b4, but not this long. Also swam in Jamaica river. What?

Past wk have bloating and egg burps, starting in afternoon. I'm on Sandostatin (octreotide) LAR, got this b4, but not this long. Also swam in Jamaica river. What?

H. pylori: Bloating and burping can be symptoms of an infection known as H. pylori. This bacteria is very common. How people get the germ is not known, but many people have it. Some have symptoms and some do not. There is a blood test available that can detect if you have H. pylori. You should be tested. Left untreated it can lead to stomach ulcers, esophagitis, and/or other serious problems. ...Read more

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Chromogranin a 3000, no zollinger-ellison syndrome or men 1. ideas? egd, colonoscopy, sandostatin, (octreotide) ct. Contrast. mystery

Chromogranin a 3000, no zollinger-ellison syndrome or men 1. ideas? egd, colonoscopy, sandostatin, (octreotide) ct. Contrast. mystery

Neuroendocrine: Chromogrannin A is a marker of a wide range of neuroendocrine tumors, including pheochromocytoma, carcinoid, others. There are false positives related to diet and meds, although 3000 seems very high (although you don't state the normal range). Your symptoms (?flushing; ?hypertensive spells) would help guide the workup. You need to see a doc who is expert in this. ...Read more

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What inhibits gastric contractions: secretion, somatostatin or distention of duodenal stretch receptors?

What inhibits gastric contractions: secretion, somatostatin or distention of duodenal stretch receptors?

Why are you asking?: Its either because you're in school for something in which case you should have the resources to answer your question OR it's because you're doing way too much research/thinking about a situation that you don't really understand. You can't teach yourself to become a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What is an octreotide scan?

What is an octreotide scan?

Type of tumor scan: Used to find carcinoid and certain other tumors. Octreotide (similar to somatostatin) is labelled with a radioactive tracer and injected. It binds to carcinoid tumor cells and certain other tumors with somatostatin receptors. A nuclear medicine camera can image the location and distribution of the tumor cells. ...Read more

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Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area?

Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area?

Tumors and HTN: 40 F asks: Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area? ANS: Yes but these diseases are very rare and variable recommend you see a team that specializes it in your area one of the best is in Houston at the big cancer center. ...Read more

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