oa South African Medical Journal - The effects of somatostatin on hormonal and metabolic responses in chronic pancreatitis

Volume 51, Issue 24
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Unmodified synthetic somatostatin, given as a 200-ug intravenous bolus, plus 200 ug infused over 3 hours, had no effect on basal plasma insulin and pancreatic glucagon-like immunoreactivity (GLI) levels, both in controls and in patients with chronic pancreatitis.

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