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Zollinger–Ellison syndrome Line breaks: Zollinger–Ellison syn|drome
Pronunciation: /ˌzɒlɪndʒərˈɛlɪs(ə)n/

Definition of Zollinger–Ellison syndrome in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
A condition in which a gastrin-secreting tumour or hyperplasia of the islet cells in the pancreas causes overproduction of gastric acid, resulting in recurrent peptic ulcers.
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.


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

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