Peritoneum; Anatomy and Development

Michele I. Slogoff, B. Mark Evers

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The peritoneum is the mesothelial lining of the peritoneal cavity and its contained viscera; it functions as a bidirectional dialysis membrane and thus plays a major role in defending against inflammatory processes of the abdomen. The peritoneum is the key organ involved in sensation of abdominal pain and is thus integral to diagnosing abdominal pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Gastroenterology, Second Edition
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780128124604
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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