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Somatostatin

Summary of Somatostatin
The delta cells of the pancreas secrete somatostatin, which functions to inhibit insulin and glucagon release. Somatostatin is also called growth hormone-inhibiting hormone, and inhibits hormones released from the anterior pituitary gland and gastrointestinal system as well as the pancreas.

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A 45-year-old man comes to the clinic because of a recent weight loss of 4.5-kg (9.9-lb) and fatty stools. He has a history of diabetes mellitus and gallstones. Laboratory studies show decreased concentrations of pepsinogen, amylase, lipase, insulin, and glucagon. A CT scan shows a mass in the pancreas, Based on this patient's symptoms, which of the following substances might be secreted by this pancreatic tumor?