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Introduction to Gastritis and Peptic Ulcer Disease

By

Nimish Vakil

, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Last full review/revision Jun 2021| Content last modified Jun 2021
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In Zollinger-Ellison syndrome Gastrinoma A gastrinoma is a tumor usually in the pancreas or duodenum (the first segment of the small intestine) that produces excessive levels of the hormone gastrin, which stimulates the stomach to... read more , a rare tumor that usually occurs in the duodenum, pancreas, or adjacent structures, produces a hormone called gastrin that causes the stomach to produce too much acid.

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Nausea and Vomiting in Adults
Nausea is an uncomfortable sensation of needing to vomit. A person may also experience dizziness, abdominal discomfort, and/or food aversion. Vomiting is a powerful stomach contraction that forces the stomach’s contents up through the esophagus and out the mouth. Which of the following is NOT one of the common causes of nausea and vomiting?
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