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VIPoma


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n. a usually malignant tumour of islet cells of the pancreas that secretes large amounts of VIP. This results in severe watery diarrhoea (‘pancreatic cholera’ or the Verner-Morrison syndrome), with loss of potassium and bicarbonate and a low level of stomach acid. The treatment is surgical removal of the tumour.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.


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