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