SOMATOSTATIN By N., Sam M.S. - 2 a hormone that is secreted by the hypothalamus to inhibit the release of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland. It is also secreted by the pancreas. A hormone SOMATOSTATIN: "Somatostatin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas and pituitary gland." Related Psychology Terms PITUITARY GLAND EFFECTORS EMOTION (Theories) RELEASING HORMONE GHRELIN GROWTH HORMONE (GH) GONADOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE (GNRH) HUNGER DRIVE CORPUS LUTEUM THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SOMATOSTATIN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/somatostatin/ (accessed November 27, 2021).