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
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Medical definitions for zollinger-ellison syndrome

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
[ zŏlĭn-jər-ĕlĭ-sən ]


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