Nursing Pharmacology Chapter 32:  Hypothalamic and Pituitary Hormones

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Somatostatin (Growth hormone-inhibiting hormone, Somatotropin release-inhibiting hormone)

Following subcutaneous doses every eight hoursreduced symptoms from hormones secreted by hormone-secreting tumors

Acromegaly

Carcinoid syndrome

Gastrinoma

Glucagonoma

Nesidioblastosis

Watery diarrhea

Hypokalemia

Achlorhydria syndrome

"Diabetic diarrhea"

 

 

Primary Reference: Fitzgerald, P.A. and Klonoff, D.C. Hypothalamic and Pituitary Hormones, in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, (Katzung, B. G., ed) Appleton-Lange, 1998, pp 603-618.

Primary Reference: Biller, Beverly M. K. and Daniels, Gilbert, H. Neuroendocrine Regulation and Diseases of the Anterior Pituitary and Hypothalamus, In Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 14th edition, (Isselbacher, K.J., Braunwald, E., Wilson, J.D., Martin, J.B., Fauci, A.S. and Kasper, D.L., eds) McGraw-Hill, Inc (Health Professions Division), 1998, pp 1972-1998

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