diarrhea pancreatica


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di·ar·rhe·a pan·cre·a·ti·ca

diarrhea characterized by severe, watery, secretory diarrhea and hyperkalemia; most patients have hypercalcemia, many have hyperglycemia; results from excessive secretion of vasoactive intestinal peptide by an islet cell tumor of the pancreas. Sometimes called WDHA syndrome. See: Verner-Morrison syndrome, WDHA syndrome.