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Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

[ zol-ing-er-el-uh-suhn ]

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.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome1

Named after Robert Milton Zollinger (1903–92) and Edwin Homer Ellison (1918–70), U.S. surgeons, who described it in 1955

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