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Descriptions of Peritoneum

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 : The internal endothelial lining tissues of the abdominal cavity

Summary Information: Peritoneum

Peritoneum: Internal abdominal cavity lining tissue.

Condition count: 4 ; see list below.

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Peritoneum: Related Topics

Diseases List for Peritoneum:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Peritoneum' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:



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