zollinger-ellison syndrome


zollinger-ellison syndrome

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.

n.

  1. A gastrointestinal disease characterized by chronic peptic ulcers, gastric hypersecretion, and gastrinomas of the pancreatic islets of Langerhans.

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