Glossary of Terms
There are currently 9 names in this directory beginning with the letter H.
Head of the pancreas
The widest part of the pancreas. It is found in the right part of the abdomen, nestled in the curve of the duodenum.
A short blood vessel branching off the celiac artery. It brings oxygenated blood to the liver, pylorus of the stomach, pancreas, and duodenum.
Cancer that is caused by a genetic abnormality that was passed from parent to child.
Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC; Lynch syndrome)
Syndrome in which there is a higher-than-normal chance of developing colon, pancreatic, uterine, stomach, or ovarian cancer.
Rare disease in which patients develop episodes of recurrent pancreatitis at an early age.
System of medicine based on the premise that “like cures like”; practitioners believe that a substance that produces a set of symptoms in a healthy person will, in small doses, cure those symptoms in a person with a disease.