The nurse knows which of the following body systems is responsible for the production of somatostatin?

  • endocrine system
  • gastrointestinal system
  • lymphatic system
  • cardiac system
Number 2 is correct.
While somatostatin is secreted by different tissues, of significance is the gastrointestinal system, specifically the pancreas and the intestinal tract. Somatostatin inhibits the secretion of other hormones, including insulin and glucagon.