Somatostatin inhibits the ventilatory response to hypoxia in humans.

@article{Maxwell1986SomatostatinIT,
  title={Somatostatin inhibits the ventilatory response to hypoxia in humans.},
  author={D. L. Maxwell and Premjit S Chahal and Keith B. Nolop and John M. b. Hughes},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1986},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={
          997-1002
        }
}
The effects of a 90-min infusion of somatostatin (1 mg/h) on ventilation and the ventilatory responses to hypoxia and hypercapnia were studied in six normal adult males. Minute ventilation (VE) was measured with inductance plethysmography, arterial 02 saturation (SaO2) was measured with ear oximetry, and arterial PCO2 (Paco2) was estimated with a transcutaneous CO2 electrode. The steady-state ventilatory response to hypoxia (delta VE/delta SaO2) was measured in subjects breathing 10.5% O2 in an… 
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