Verner-Morrison syndrome


Verner-Morrison syndrome
Ver·ner-Mor·ri·son syndrome 'vər-nər-'mȯr-ə-sən-, -'mär- n a syndrome characterized esp. by severe watery diarrhea and hypokalemia that is often due to an excessive secretion of vasoactive intestinal peptide from a vipoma esp. of the pancreas called also pancreatic cholera, WDHA syndrome
Verner John Victor (b 1927)
American internist , and
Morrison Ashton Byrom (b 1922)
American pathologist. Verner and Morrison published their description of Verner-Morrison syndrome in 1958. A brief report on the same syndrome had been published a year earlier by British physicians W. M. Priest and M. K. Alexander. In addition to pancreatic cholera, Morrison's areas of research included chronic renal insufficiency and nephropathies. Morrison held a series of professorships at the medical schools for Duke University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Rochester before settling at Rutgers University Medical School, first as professor of pathology and eventually as dean.

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J. V. Verner (1927- ), US physician; A. B. Morrison (1922- ), Irish pathologist

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a rare syndrome of profuse watery diarrhea, hypokalemia, and achlorhydria, usually associated with excess levels of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide resulting from a VIPoma in the pancreas; called also diarrheogenic s., pancreatic cholera, pancreatic cholera s., and WDHA s.

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