Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

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Named after two surgeons, R. M. Zollinger and E. H. Ellison.


Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A disorder where increased levels of the hormone gastrin are produced, causing the stomach to produce excess hydrochloric acid; often caused by a tumor (gastrinoma) of the duodenum or pancreas, and resulting in peptic ulcers.

Derived terms[edit]

  • ZE (abbreviation)