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A Case of Acute Pancreatitis 6-10 6. What is pancreatitis and what is the basic mechanism that underlies the condition? Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. The basic mechanism that underlies the condition is that some cause results in many of the extremely potent enzymes produced by the pancreas, which normally become active only after they are passed into the duodenum, become prematurely activated so they begin their digestive functions within the pancreas. 7. List the most common causes of pancreatitis. The two most common causes of pancreatitis are gallstones and alcoholism. There are other common causes of pancreatitis such as: trauma of the pancreas, certain medications, congenital and hereditary conditions. 8. List the symptoms, signs, and laboratory findings associated with pancreatitis, and state which of these George presents with. The signs and symptoms are pain in the upper abdomen and back, nausea, vomiting, abdominal
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