Growth hormone (GH) is a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction, and regeneration. It is also known as somatotropin and is released by the anterior pituitary gland. Somatostatin is a peptide hormone produced by the hypothalamus. It inhibits the release of GH from the anterior pituitary gland and the secretion of insulin and glucagon from the pancreas, and also reduces gastrointestinal motility.
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