gastrinoma

noun

gas·​tri·​no·​ma ˌgas-trə-ˈnō-mə How to pronounce gastrinoma (audio)
plural gastrinomas also gastrinomata -mət-ə How to pronounce gastrinoma (audio)
: a tumor that often involves blood vessels, usually occurs in the pancreas or the wall of the duodenum, and produces excessive amounts of gastrin which stimulates gastric-acid secretion and consequent formation of ulcers especially in the duodenum and the jejunum see zollinger-ellison syndrome

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“Gastrinoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gastrinoma. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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