Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: Causes and Treatments


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Steatorrhea refers to:

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1. People with EPI are expected to experience:

2. Which of the following is most likely going to lead to EPI in the long run?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, EPI for short, is only one of the many diseases that can result in unwanted weight loss. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you understand it fully. The questions on the quiz will cover some vocabulary, symptoms of EPI, and how EPI actually affects the process of digestion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The vocabulary surrounding EPI and the digestive process
  • Symptoms of EPI
  • Causes of EPI
  • The enzymes involved in the digestive process and how they're affected by EPI

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on EPI
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding EPI and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as EPI and steatorrhea
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding EPI

Additional Learning

To learn more about Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: Causes and Treatments, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define EPI
  • Differentiate between EPI and other diseases involving weight loss
  • Understand how the digestion process is affected by EPI
  • Define the signs, symptoms, and causes of EPI