Human genes for pancreatitis
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. It occurs when pancreatic enzymes (especially trypsin) 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. It has multiple causes and symptoms.
Synonyms: pancreatitis, DOID:4989, Pancreatitis (disorder), Pancreatitis NOS, Pancreatitis disorder ...