oc·tre·o·tide noun \äk-ˈtrē-ə-ˌtīd\
: a long-acting synthetic analog of somatostatin that is a cyclic octapeptide, is administered especially by subcutaneous injection in the form of its acetate C49H66N10O10S2, and is used to treat acromegaly and to treat severe diarrhea associated with metastatic carcinoid tumors and vipomas
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