Definitions for pancreatitisˌpæn kri əˈtaɪ tɪs, ˌpæŋ-
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inflammation of the pancreas; usually marked by abdominal pain
Inflammation of the pancreas.
Origin: From from Ancient Greek πάγκρεας (pankreas) and -ίτις suffix denoting diseases characterized by inflammation
Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. It has several causes and symptoms and requires immediate medical attention. It occurs when pancreatic enzymes that digest food are activated in the pancreas instead of the small intestine. It may be acute—beginning suddenly and lasting a few days, or chronic—occurring over many years.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
INFLAMMATION of the PANCREAS. Pancreatitis is classified as acute unless there are computed tomographic or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographic findings of CHRONIC PANCREATITIS (International Symposium on Acute Pancreatitis, Atlanta, 1992). The two most common forms of acute pancreatitis are ALCOHOLIC PANCREATITIS and gallstone pancreatitis.
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