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28.4 x 35.8 cm ⏐ 11.2 x 14.1 in (300dpi)
ALFRED PASIEKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALFRED PASIEKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Pancreatitis. Computer artwork of a woman's torso showing pain radiating from her pancreas (orange) due to pancreatitis. Pancreatitis, which can be acute or chronic, is typically caused by alcohol abuse, but can also be caused by gallstones. Abdominal injury, viral infections and certain drugs may also causes attacks. It causes sudden sharp pain in the upper abdomen, which is often followed by vomiting and nausea. The acute form is diagnosed from abnormal levels of pancreatic enzymes in the blood, but the chronic form may require direct observation of the organ with an endoscope. The chronic form is treated with pain- killers and drugs to aid the pancreas' functions.
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