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insulinoma

[in-suh-luh-noh-muh, ins-yuh-] /ˌɪn sə ləˈnoʊ mə, ˌɪns yə-/
noun, plural insulinomas, insulinomata
[in-suh-luh-noh-muh-tuh, ins-yuh-] /ˌɪn sə ləˈnoʊ mə tə, ˌɪns yə-/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
1.
a benign tumor of the insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas that may produce signs of hypoglycemia.
Also, insuloma
[in-suh-loh-muh, ins-yuh-] /ˌɪn səˈloʊ mə, ˌɪns yə-/ (Show IPA)
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Also called islet cell adenoma.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; insulin + -oma
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  • When what you have is an insulinoma neuroendocrine tumor that is only metastatic in the liver.
insulinoma in Medicine

insulinoma in·su·li·no·ma (ĭn'sə-lə-nō'mə)
n. pl. in·su·li·no·mas or in·su·li·no·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
An islet cell adenoma that secretes insulin. Also called insuloma.

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