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What is octreotide; is it related to growth hormone?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Octreotide is a …
Synthetic version of somatostatin (growth-hormone-inhibiting hormone) that is more potent inhibitor of growth hormone, glucagon, & Insulin than the natural hormone.
It is approved for treating growth hormone disorders like acromegaly & gigantism & also for treating certain tumor-associated diarrhea. Also has some "off-label" uses not pertinent here.

In brief: Octreotide is a …
Synthetic version of somatostatin (growth-hormone-inhibiting hormone) that is more potent inhibitor of growth hormone, glucagon, & Insulin than the natural hormone.
It is approved for treating growth hormone disorders like acromegaly & gigantism & also for treating certain tumor-associated diarrhea. Also has some "off-label" uses not pertinent here.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Somatostatin...
Octreotide mimics natural somatostatin and inhibits the secretion of growth hormone.

In brief: Somatostatin...
Octreotide mimics natural somatostatin and inhibits the secretion of growth hormone.
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
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