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
References in periodicals archive ?
From 1976 through 2011, with information on all participants, 226 individuals developed alcoholic liver cirrhosis, 836 any alcoholic liver disease, 378 alcoholic pancreatitis, and 730 any pancreatitis (see online Supplemental Table 2).
Researchers discovered that there was a common DNA variant on the X chromosome that is present in 26 percent of men without pancreatitis, but jumps to nearly 50 percent of men diagnosed with alcoholic pancreatitis.
Patients also need to be advised to stop smoking as this is a strong and independent risk factor for chronic alcoholic pancreatitis.
Subsequently, a frequent association with chronic alcoholic pancreatitis was reported.
Despite its important aetiologic role, the pathophysiology of alcoholic pancreatitis is not fully understood.
What is the risk of alcoholic pancreatitis in heavy drinkers?
Although it has long been thought that alcoholic pancreatitis is a chronic disease from the outset, evidence is accumulating to indicate that chronic damage in the pancreas may result from repeated attacks of acute tissue inflammation and death (i.
This explains why coffee consumption can reduce the risk of alcoholic pancreatitis.