Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

Definition / meaning of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

A disorder in which tumors of the pancreatic islet cells produce large amounts of gastrin (a hormone), leading to excess acid in the stomach and, possibly, a peptic ulcer (ulcer of the stomach or the upper part of the small intestine).

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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