[ vĭ-pōmə ]


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.

Nearby words

  1. viper's bugloss,
  2. viperfish,
  3. viperine,
  4. viperous,
  5. viperously,
  6. vir,
  7. vir chakra,
  8. vir-,
  9. vira saiva,
  10. viraemia

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