Definition of Gastrinoma

1. Noun. A tumour that secretes gastrin. ¹



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Medical Definition of Gastrinoma

1. A tumour (gastrinoma) of the pancreatic islet cells that results in an over production of gastric acid, leading to fulminant ulceration of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum and jejunum. Gastrinomas may also occur in the stomach, duodenum, spleen and regional lymph nodes. Treatment includes the use of H2 antagonists (for example cimetidine, ranitidine). Surgical excision of the tumour is curative in approximately 25% of patients. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gastrinoma

gastric veins
gastric vertigo
gastric volvulus
gastrically
gastricsin
gastricsins
gastricus
gastriloquism
gastriloquist
gastriloquists
gastriloquy
gastrimmune
gastrin
gastrin-releasing peptide
gastrinase
gastrinoma (current term)
gastrinomas
gastrinomata
gastrins
gastrique
gastriques
gastritic
gastritides
gastritis
gastritis cystica polyposa
gastritis fibroplastica
gastritises
gastro
gastro-
gastro-omental arteries

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