pancreatitis

noun
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 pancreatitis (audio) , ˌpan-​ \

Definition of pancreatitis

: inflammation of the pancreas

Examples of pancreatitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last month, a 46-year-old military veteran in Houston died of pancreatitis, an urgent but treatable condition, while waiting to be admitted to a hospital overwhelmed with unvaccinated Covid patients. Maryn Mckenna, Wired, 10 Sep. 2021 In January 2013, Nichols collapsed in her living room and was taken to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with pancreatitis — attributed to alcohol, Johnson says. al, 16 Aug. 2021 The labels for both Saxenda and the lower-dose Victoza also warn patients to stop using the drugs promptly if pancreatitis is suspected. John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Aug. 2021 In January 2013, Nichols collapsed in her living room and was taken to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with pancreatitis — attributed to alcohol, Johnson says. al, 16 Aug. 2021 On May 13, Robby Steinhardt was admitted to the hospital with acute pancreatitis. NBC News, 19 July 2021 The next day, the family took him to an emergency room near their Bellville home, where he was diagnosed with gallstone pancreatitis. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 31 Aug. 2021 In clinical trials of Victoza, there were 13 cases of pancreatitis reported vs. one for a comparison drug. John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Aug. 2021 In January 2013, Nichols collapsed in her living room and was taken to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with pancreatitis — attributed to alcohol, Johnson says. al, 16 Aug. 2021

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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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The first known use of pancreatitis was circa 1842

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Last Updated

28 Sep 2021

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“Pancreatitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pancreatitis. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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pancreatitis

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

Medical Definition of pancreatitis

: inflammation of the pancreas

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