noun. A swelling of the pancreas, characterized by serious and intense abdominal pain and resulting from biliary tract illnesses or dysfunctions, abuse of alcohol, viral infection, or responses to specific drugs.

PANCREATITIS: "The doctor in the ER said it sounds like I may have pancreatitis- they are running more tests."
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