Definition of Zollinger–Ellison syndrome in English:

Zollinger–Ellison syndrome


mass nounMedicine
  • A condition in which a gastrin-secreting tumour or hyperplasia of the islet cells in the pancreas causes overproduction of gastric acid, resulting in recurrent peptic ulcers.

    • ‘Only a minor increase in gastrin after ingestion of a test meal provided the diagnosis of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome in these patients.’
    • ‘The patient was under treatment for multiple peptic ulcers secondary to Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.’


1950s: named after Robert M. Zollinger (1903–92) and Edwin H. Ellison (1918–70), American physicians.


Zollinger–Ellison syndrome