Meaning of Zollinger–Ellison syndrome in English:

Zollinger–Ellison syndrome

noun

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.

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Zollinger–Ellison syndrome

/ˌzɒlɪndʒərˈɛlɪs(ə)n/