Definition of Zollinger–Ellison syndrome in English:

Zollinger–Ellison syndrome

Syllabification: Zol·ling·er–El·li·son syn·drome
Pronunciation: /ˈzäliNGər ˈeləsən, ˈzälənjər
 
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noun

Medicine
  • A condition in which a gastrin-secreting tumor or hyperplasia of the islet cells in the pancreas causes overproduction of gastric acid, resulting in recurrent peptic ulcers.
    More example sentences
    • The patient was under treatment for multiple peptic ulcers secondary to Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
    • Only a minor increase in gastrin after ingestion of a test meal provided the diagnosis of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome in these patients.

Origin

1950s: named after Robert M. Zollinger (1903–92) and Edwin H. Ellison (1918–70), American physicians.

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