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Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

[zol-ing-er-el-uh-suh n] /ˈzɒl ɪŋ ərˈɛl ə sən/
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 of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
after Robert Milton Zollinger (born 1903) and Edwin Homer Ellison (1918-1970), U.S. surgeons, who described it in 1955 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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)
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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