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Medical Term:

late dumping syndrome


Definition: syndrome in patients who have had ablation of the pyloric sphincter mechanism; associated with flushing, sweating, dizziness, weakness, and vasomotor collapse 2–3 hours after a meal. Symptoms are caused by hypoglycemia resulting from the rapid absorption of a large carbohydrate load, which then stimulates excessive insulin release.

See Also: dumping syndrome

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