Pharmacological studies of somatostatin and somatostatin-analogues: therapeutic advances and perspectives.


This article is aimed at reviewing and analyzing studies that are related to the possible therapeutic use of a potent and ubiquitously-distributed hormone--somato-statin (SS-14), and its analogues. Administration of these substances has provided beneficial effects in treating acromegaly, gastro-intestinal hemorrhagic and hypersecretory disorders, acute… (More)