noun[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.
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.
1950s: named after Robert M. Zollinger (1903–92) and Edwin H. Ellison (1918–70), American physicians.
Definition of Zollinger–Ellison syndrome in:
- The US English dictionary