octreotide

octreotide
oc·tre·o·tide äk-'trē-ə-.tīd n a long-acting synthetic analog of somatostatin that is a cyclic octapeptide, is administered esp. by subcutaneous injection in the form of its acetate C49H66N10O10S2, and is used to treat acromegaly and to treat severe diarrhea associated with metastatic carcinoid tumors and vipomas

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n.
a somatostatin analogue (see somatostatin).

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oc·tre·o·tide (ok-treґo-tīd) an eight–amino acid synthetic analogue of somatostatin, having actions similar to those of somatostatin but having a prolonged duration of effect.

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