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Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

noun Zol·ling·er-El·li·son syndrome \ ˈzäl-iŋ-ər-ˈel-i-sən- \

medical Definition of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

: a syndrome consisting of fulminant intractable peptic ulcers, gastric hypersecretion and hyperacidity, and the occurrence of gastrinomas of the pancreatic cells of the islets of Langerhans

Biographical Note for zollinger-ellison syndrome

  • Ellison, Edwin Homer (1918–1970), American surgeon. Ellison was a professor of surgery at Marquette University's medical school. His fields of research included blood volume studies in surgical patients, hormones of the pancreas, pathogenesis of ulcers, and nutrition in surgical patients.

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