"Pancreatitis, Chronic" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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INFLAMMATION of the PANCREAS that is characterized by recurring or persistent ABDOMINAL PAIN with or without STEATORRHEA or DIABETES MELLITUS. It is characterized by the irregular destruction of the pancreatic parenchyma which may be focal, segmental, or diffuse.
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