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Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

[zol-ing-er-el-uh-suh n] /ˈzɒl ɪŋ ərˈɛl ə sən/
noun, Pathology
1.
a condition in which a gastrin-secreting tumor of the pancreas or small intestine causes excessive secretion of gastric juice, leading to intractable peptic ulcers.
Origin
after Robert Milton Zollinger (born 1903) and Edwin Homer Ellison (1918-1970), U.S. surgeons, who described it in 1955
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zollinger ellison syndrome in Medicine

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome Zol·lin·ger-El·li·son syndrome (zŏl'ĭn-jər-ěl'ĭ-sən)
n.
Peptic ulceration together with gastric hypersecretion and non-beta cell tumor of the pancreatic islets; it is sometimes associated with familial polyendocrine adenomatosis.

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