octreotide

(ok-TREE-oh-tide)

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.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "octreotide"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "octreotida"

Medicamento 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.