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Medical Term:

exocrine pancreatic insufficiency

 

Definition: lack of exocrine secretions of pancreas, due to destruction of acini, usually by chronic pancreatitis; lack of digestive enzymes from pancreas results in diarrhea, usually fatty (steatorrhea).

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