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Which hormone inhibits the release of growth hormone?

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Which hormone inhibits the release of growth hormone?

(a) Insulin

(b) Gonadotrophin

(c) Somatostatin

(d) Thymosin

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Correct answer: (c) Somatostatin

Explanation:

Hypothalamus produces two kinds of hormones: releasing hormone and inhibiting hormones. GnRH is releasing hormone which stimulates pituitary synthesis.

Somatostatin inhibits the release of GH from the pituitary.

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