carcinoid

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carcinoid

[′kärs·ən‚ȯid]
(medicine)
A potentially malignant tumor of the argentaffin cells of the stomach and intestine.
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It is also important to recognize cardiac metastases can occur in the absence of carcinoid syndrome, and as the sole manifestation of carcinoid heart disease.
In eight patients, slight abnormalities were detected (group II), and five patients showed overt carcinoid heart disease (group III).
Serotonin overproduction leads to the carcinoid syndrome, which consists of flushing, diarrhea, bronchial constriction, and carcinoid heart disease (11,12).