pancreatitis


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pan·cre·a·ti·tis

 (păng′krē-ə-tī′tĭs, păn′-)
n.
Inflammation of the pancreas.

pancreatitis

(ˌpæŋkrɪəˈtaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the pancreas

pan•cre•a•ti•tis

(ˌpæn kri əˈtaɪ tɪs, ˌpæŋ-)

n.
inflammation of the pancreas.
[1835–45; < Greek pankreat-, s. of pánkreas pancreas + -itis]

pancreatitis

Inflammation of the pancreas, caused by gallstones, overconsumption of alcohol, or a viral infection.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pancreatitis - inflammation of the pancreas; usually marked by abdominal pain
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Translations

pan·cre·a·ti·tis

n. pancreatitis, infl. del páncreas;
acute ______ aguda;
hemorrhagic, acute ______ hemorrágica aguda.

pancreatitis

n pancreatitis f
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Typically, autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) involves the entire pancreas and manifests as a diffusely enlarged, sausage-like gland with decreased attenuation on CT.
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Researchers from Cardiff University said they had "succeeded in markedly reducing" the flow of a calcium to pancreatic cells linked to the development of pancreatitis, "stopping the root cause of the disease in its tracks".
To confirm the diagnosis, a computerized tomography scan of abdomen was done which showed heterogenous, post-contrast enhancement with fuzzy margins and liquefied necrosis in head of pancreas with peripancreatic, pericholecystitic, mesenteric and omental fat plane stranding suggesting acute pancreatitis (Fig.
Washington, May 19 ( ANI ): Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a promising method to distinguish between pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis - two disorders that are difficult to tell apart.
There are two forms of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP), type 1 is called 'lymphoplasmocytic sclerosing pancreatitis' and type 2 is the 'idiopathic duct-centric pancreatitis'.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- There is now a clear target for the treatment of acute pancreatitis, according to researchers at Lund University in Sweden, who have discovered that a well-known protein plays a central role in the development of the disease.