endocrine cells found throughout the gastrointestinal tract and in islets of the pancreas. D cells secrete somatostatin that acts in both an endocrine and paracrine manner. somatostatin acts on a variety of tissues including the pituitary gland; gastrointestinal tract; pancreas; and kidney by inhibiting the release of hormones, such as growth hormone; GASTRIN; insulin; and renin.

Symptoms and diagnosis



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