One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
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