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Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

[zol-ing-er-el-uh-suh n]
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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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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zollinger-ellison syndrome in Medicine

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

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