vipoma

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vipoma vi·po·ma (vĭ-pō'mə)
n.
An endocrine tumor, usually originating in the pancreas that produces a vasoactive intestinal polypeptide believed to cause profound cardiovascular and electrolyte changes with vasodilatory hypotension, watery diarrhea, hypokalemia, and dehydration.

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