Definition of Peritoneum:

Serous sac lining the abdominal cavity and covering most of the organs inside it.  Peritoneal cavity: the space between the lining of the abdomen and abdominal organs.

Also: Peritoneal, Peritoneal Cavity

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...the condition
“Ascites is a build-up of fluid in the peritoneal cavity – the space between the lining of the abdomen and abdominal organs...”

Budd-Chiari Syndrome

...the condition
“...Symptoms include ... Ascites, the most common symptom: a build-up of fluid in the abdomen (peritoneal cavity)...”
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Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...relationship to Peritonitis
“...Bacteria and partially digested food can spill through the opening into the sterile abdominal cavity, called the peritoneum.  This causes peritonitis, an inflammation of the abdominal cavity and wall...”

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

...the condition
“...Most children with kidney failure will require peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis to wash the wastes and extra fluid from their blood or may require a kidney transplant.”

Intestinal Obstruction

...the condition
“...Increased serum amylase indicates bowel infarction, secondary pancreatitis, and leakage of pancreatic amylase into the peritoneum and bloodstream...”
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...related topic
“In the peritoneal cavity underlying the abdomen, often referring to the location of experimental injections.”


...related topic
“Tympania; swelling of the abdomen from gas in the intestinal or peritoneal cavity.”


...the condition
“The peritoneum is the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and covers organs...”

Pinworm Infection

...the condition
“...There are cases where the parasite has been suspected as a cause of appendicitis, and pregnant female worms have been known to migrate up the vagina and fallopian tubes and into the peritoneal cavity, where they become encapsulated...”
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