octreotide

Pronunciation:(ok-TREE-oh-tide)

Definition: A drug similar to the naturally occurring growth hormone inhibitor somatostatin. Octreotide is used to treat diarrhea and flushing associated with certain types of tumors.Cancer.govPatient

octreotidaMedicamento similar a la somatostatina que es un inhibidor natural de la hormona del crecimiento. La octreotida se usa para tratar la diarrea y el enrojecimiento relacionados con ciertos tipos de tumores.Cancer.govPatient