Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

[zol-ing-er-el-uh-suhn]
noun Pathology.
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 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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