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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Acute pancreatitis is a consequence of intrafollicular activation of digestive enzymes, and results in anti-systemic release of pro-inflammatory cytokines [1].
Objective: To evaluate the frequency and contributing factors for acute pancreatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography in patients with obstructive jaundice.
Objective: The aim of this study was to compare contrast-enhanced computed tomography with diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of patients with acute biliary pancreatitis.
Objective: To compare Early Oral Refeeding (EORF) with Routine Oral Refeeding (RORF) on outcome of patients of mild Acute Pancreatitis (AP) in terms of Mean Length of Hospital Stay (LOHS).
In environments with low HIV infection rates, acute pancreatitis is common in HIV-positive individuals.
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is caused most commonly by various biliary tract diseases or heavy alcohol intake.
Severe pancreatitis occurs in approximately 15-25% of patients with acute pancreatitis.
Experimental models demonstrate that alcohol administration alone does not initiate pancreatitis but does sensitize the pancreas to disease.
Stent in the prevention of pancreatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography).
Acute pancreatitis is one of the uncommon extra-hepatic complication of hepatitis E virus.
Canine pancreatitis has always been difficult to diagnose and treat, largely because its symptoms mimic other diseases.
The ride is the combination of a personal challenge to complete a ride of that scope as a chronic pancreatitis patient, and a fervent desire to help a 3-year-old Noblesville, Ind.