pan·​cre·​a·​ti·​tis | \ ˌpaŋ-krē-ə-ˈtī-təs How to pronounce pancreatitis (audio) , ˌpan- \
plural pancreatitides\ ˌpaŋ-​krē-​ə-​ˈti-​tə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce pancreatitides (audio) , ˌpan-​ \

Definition of pancreatitis

: inflammation of the pancreas

Examples of pancreatitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The site reports that dogs can experience sickness, diarrhea, dehydration and, in extreme cases, pancreatitis, with some dogs needing emergency care after being exposed. Austen Erblat,, "Mystery substance found at Fort Lauderdale beach. Paramedics worry it could make dogs ill.," 3 Sep. 2020 His brother, Dan Cook, said the cause was complications of pancreatitis and gall bladder disease. New York Times, "Charles Cook, Ground Zero Volunteer for Months, Dies at 79," 27 Aug. 2020 After more tests, Allen told Hope that Shep was suffering from pancreatitis. Sean Clancy, Arkansas Online, "PAPER TRAILS: Goose dog has a scare but rallies," 17 Aug. 2020 Acute pancreatitis can happen after just one night of binge drinking, or from repeatedly drinking too much alcohol. Janis Graham, Redbook, "Queasy? Bloated? Here's How to Cure Your Stomachache, Fast," 28 Nov. 2017 Severe pain that moves to your back with a fever and vomiting can mean acute pancreatitis. Janis Graham, Redbook, "Queasy? Bloated? Here's How to Cure Your Stomachache, Fast," 28 Nov. 2017 The prisoners named in the lawsuit range in age from 35 to 58 and have been diagnosed with a range of ailments, including diabetes, asthma, hypertension, acute pancreatitis and other respiratory conditions, making them vulnerable to the virus. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "'People are falling sick every day:' Lawsuit accuses feds of 'slow-walking' releases at troubled Louisiana prison," 13 Apr. 2020 But in rare circumstances, mumps can cause infertility, pancreatitis and meningitis (an infection in the brain and spinal cord), according to the news release. Chase Hunter, azcentral, "Public health officials warn of community-wide mumps outbreak in Maricopa County," 19 Dec. 2019 Carney was hospitalized two weeks ago with pancreatitis and was in critical condition, but was able to file for reelection Tuesday. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, "Controversial immigration bill given top priority by Kentucky Senate Republicans," 7 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of pancreatitis

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pancreatitis

New Latin

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15 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Pancreatitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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pan·​cre·​ati·​tis | \ ˌpaŋ-krē-ə-ˈtīt-əs, ˌpan- How to pronounce pancreatitis (audio) \
plural pancreatitides\ -​ˈtit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce pancreatitides (audio) \

Medical Definition of pancreatitis

: inflammation of the pancreas

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