Somatostatin in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Risk Factor: B
Class: Hormones / Pituitary agents

Contents of this page:
Fetal Risk Summary
Breast Feeding Summary
Questions and Answers

Fetal Risk Summary

No data are available (see also Octreotide).

Breast Feeding Summary

No data are available (see also Octreotide).

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Questions and Answers

why does somatostatin inhibit release of insulin?, considering that release of somatostatin is stimulated by increases in glucose, amino acid and fatty acid concentration in blood plasma.

This review article answers your question:

how do you calculate somatostatin, insulin and dopamine drip?,

Dopamine: mics/kg/min. Mix 400mg dopamine in 250cc of d5w(1600mics/ml).
the drip calc for that is cc/hrX concentration of drip(Mics/cc) devided by 60 mins X Kg

Insulin is just 100units in 100cc and somatostatin I don't remember/know
AmandaE RN

Gall-bladder secretes the hormone: (VIP, CCK, Secretin, GIP, Somatostatin)?,

None of the above. The gall bladder's only function is to store and release bile that is produced in the liver.

Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) is produced in the pancreas and the intestines but not the gall bladder.

The hormone cholecystokinin (CCK) triggers contraction of the gall bladder which makes it release the bile it is storing.

Secretin is produced in the duodenum.

Gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) is a type of secretin (which is produced in the small intestine)

Somatostatin is a growth inhibiting hormone secreted in the
stomach, pancreas, and the intestine.

what is somatostatin?,

A naturally occurring regulatory peptide that carries out numerous functions in the human body, including the inhibition of growth hormone secretion from the anterior pituitary gland. Somatostatin consists of 14 amino acids; two cysteine residues are joined by a disulfide bond so that the peptide forms a ring structure. A larger variant of this peptide, called somatostatin-28, is produced in some cells and has an additional 14 amino acids attached at the amino-terminal end of normal somatostatin (somatostatin-14).

Which one of the following could theoretically result in dwarfism?, a. Normal plasma growth hormone (GH), but decreased feedback of GH on GHRH
b. Decreased hypothalamic secretion of somatostatin
c. A pituitary tumor that secretes excess TSH
d. Inactivating mutations of IGF receptors
e. Delayed onset of puberty

B. Hypthalamus

Does ecstasy effect growth in teenagers?, Does it have any effect on growth in adolescents?
Intelligent answers only please.
I should be hearing of some sort of effect on either somatostatin, hyperglycemia, glucocorticoids, estradiol; and how it effects the funtions of GH1 or GH2.

I'm not looking for a "don't do drugs"

Ecstasy, if you are referring to pure MDMA is actually relatively safe, and would do no harm to growth in teenagers, but most street ecstasy pills are cut with lots of other drugs like meth, dxm, MDA, ketamine, caffeine, and sorts which may contribute to growth problems.

Please help!! what are the effects of hypersecretion of the following hormones???, i have an exam tomorrow so pleeease help me. i need to know the effects of hypersecretion of the following hormones(please give answers to many as u can!!):
1. adrenaline
2. estrogen
3. melatonin
4. thymosin
5. somatostatin
6. glucagon

do your work yourself

All of the following hormones suppress secretion by the anterior pituitary except. . .?, a) inhibin
b) somatostatin
c) tetraiodothyronine
d) oxytocin
e) dopamine


Inhibin: inhibits FSH

somatostatin: inhibits GH

dopamine: inhibit the release of prolactin

tetraiodothyronine: AKA: T4 inhibits release of hGH and TSH