Glucagon vs Octreotide - What's the difference?

glucagon | octreotide |


As nouns the difference between glucagon and octreotide

is that glucagon is (biochemistry) a hormone, produced by the pancreas, that opposes the action of insulin by stimulating the production of sugar while octreotide is (pharmacy) an octapeptide that mimics natural somatostatin pharmacologically, though it is a more potent inhibitor of growth hormone, glucagon and insulin than the natural hormone.

glucagon

English

Noun

(wikipedia glucagon) (en noun)
  • (biochemistry) A hormone, produced by the pancreas, that opposes the action of insulin by stimulating the production of sugar
  • octreotide

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia octreotide)
  • (pharmacy) An octapeptide that mimics natural somatostatin pharmacologically, though it is a more potent inhibitor of growth hormone, glucagon and insulin than the natural hormone.