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What is carcinoid syndrome?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Carcinoid syndrome is a combination of symptoms caused by the release of serotonin and other substances from carcinoid tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms may include flushing of the face, flat angiomas (small collections of dilated blood essels) of the skin, diarrhea, bronchialspasms, rapid pulse, and sudden drops in blood pressure.

 This answer is based on the source infromation from the the National Cancer Institute

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