Acute & Chronic Pancreatitis: Causes, Signs & Treatments


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Peter is suffering from pancreatitis. Which of the following is LEAST likely to be detected from Peter's body?

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1. Which complication would you expect from a person suffering from chronic pancreatitis?

2. Identify the enzyme that activates all others proteases.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How does the pancreas function, what causes pancreatitis and how can it be treated? These are topics you should be familiar with to pass this quiz.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What indicates pancreatitis
  • Complications from chronic pancreatitis
  • The enzyme that activates all proteases
  • Another term for proenzyme
  • Where pancreatic proteases are normally activated
  • Causes of pancreatitis

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about how pancreatitis develops
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how the pancreas works and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as trypsin and zymogen
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the clinical signs and symptoms of pancreatitis

Additional Learning

To learn more about this condition, review the accompanying lesson called Acute & Chronic Pancreatitis: Causes, Signs & Treatments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the function of the pancreas
  • Identify enzymes produced by the pancreas
  • Describe what happens during pancreatitis
  • Detail symptoms of pancreatitis
  • Provide information about diagnosis and treatment of pancreatitis