noun Etymology: somat- + Latin status (past participle of sistere to halt, cause to stand) + English 1-in; akin to Latin stare to stand — more at stand Date: 1973 a polypeptide neurohormone that is found especially in the hypothalamus and inhibits the secretion of several other hormones (as growth hormone, insulin, and gastrin)

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