VIPoma

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VIPoma

 
an endocrine tumor, usually a type of islet cell tumor, that produces excessive amounts of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide, producing severe diarrhea, hypokalemia, and hypochlorhydria, leading to renal failure that can be fatal.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

VI·Po·ma

(vi-pō'mă),
An endocrine tumor, usually originating in the pancreas, which produces a vasoactive intestinal polypeptide believed to cause profound cardiovascular and electrolyte changes with vasodilatory hypotension, watery diarrhea, hypokalemia, and dehydration.
[vasoactive intestinal polypeptide + G. -ōma, tumor]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A vasoactive intestinal peptide-producing tumour of the pancreas associated with a cholera-like syndrome in absence of gastric hypersecretion
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

VIPoma

Oncology A VIP–vasoactive intestinal peptide-producing tumor of the pancreas, which is associated with a cholera-like syndrome in absence of gastric hypersecretion. See VIPoma syndrome.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

VIP·o·ma

(vi-pō'mă)
An endocrine tumor, usually originating in the pancreas, which produces a vasoactive intestinal polypeptide believed to cause profound cardiovascular and electrolyte changes with vasodilatory hypotension, watery diarrhea, hypokalemia, and dehydration.
[vasoactive intestinal polypeptide + G. -ōma, tumor]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

VIPoma

A neuroendocrine tumour of tissue that stains for chromogranin A and is rich in vasoactive intestinal peptide, hence the name. The condition features persistent large-volume watery diarrhoea.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

VIP·o·ma

(vi-pō'mă)
Endocrine tumor, usually originating in pancreas, which produces a vasoactive intestinal polypeptide believed to cause profound cardiovascular and electrolyte changes with vasodilatory hypotension, watery diarrhea, hypokalemia, and dehydration.
[vasoactive intestinal polypeptide + G. -ōma, tumor]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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