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Introduction: Peritoneum

Description of Peritoneum

Peritoneum: The internal endothelial lining tissues of the abdominal cavity.

Peritoneum: The tissue that lines the abdominal wall and covers most of the organs in the abdomen.
Source: National Institute of Health

Peritoneum: a transparent membrane that lines the abdominal cavity in mammals and covers most of the viscera.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Peritoneum: endothelial lining of the abdominal cavity.
Source: CRISP

Peritoneum: The endothelial lining of the ABDOMINAL CAVITY. The parietal peritoneum covers the inside of the ABDOMINAL WALL and the visceral peritoneum covers the bowel, the MESENTERY, and certain of the organs. The portion that covers the bowel becomes the serosal layer of the bowel wall.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Peritoneum: A membrane of squamous EPITHELIAL CELLS, the mesothelial cells, covered by apical MICROVILLI that allow rapid absorption of fluid and particles in the PERITONEAL CAVITY. The peritoneum is divided into parietal and visceral components. The parietal peritoneum covers the inside of the ABDOMINAL WALL. The visceral peritoneum covers the intraperitoneal organs. The double-layered peritoneum forms the MESENTERY that suspends these organs from the abdominal wall.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Peritoneum as an Organ

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The term Peritoneum can be used for:

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Hierarchical classifications of Peritoneum

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