peritonitis

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per·i·to·ni·tis

 (pĕr′ĭ-tn-ī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the peritoneum.

peritonitis

(ˌpɛrɪtəˈnaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the peritoneum
peritonitic adj

per•i•to•ni•tis

(ˌpɛr ɪ tnˈaɪ tɪs)

n.
inflammation of the peritoneum.
[1770–80]
per`i•to•nit′ic (-ˈɪt ɪk) per`i•to•nit′al, adj.

peritonitis

Inflammation of the peritoneum (the serous membrane in the lining of the abdomen). It results from bacterial infection within the abdomen, caused by perforation of the stomach or intestine. It causes severe pain, muscle spasms, fever, vomiting, and sometimes shock.
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Noun1.peritonitis - inflammation of the peritoneum
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Translations

peritonitis

[ˌperɪtəˈnaɪtɪs] Nperitonitis f

peritonitis

[ˌpɛrɪtəʊˈnaɪtɪs] npéritonite f

peritonitis

peritonitis

[ˌpɛrɪtəˈnaɪtɪs] nperitonite f

per·i·to·ni·tis

n. peritonitis, infl. del peritoneo.

peritonitis

n peritonitis f
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A pathologist previously told the inquest he found multiple perforations to Rohan's bowel and said the likely cause of death was acute peritonitis and pneumonia.
The 23-year-old was rushed to hospital by his lover John Fitzherbert - formerly Hockney's partner of 24 years - but died of acute peritonitis.
Hockney's former partner, John Fitzherbert, drove Elliott to Scarborough Hospital in the early hours of the morning, but the personal assistant later died of acute peritonitis.
She was found to have died as a result of acute peritonitis, an inflammation of the membrane which lines the inside of the abdomen and all internal organs.
Pathologists revealed she died from acute peritonitis, just a day after going to hospital suffering abdominal pains.
She died on May 17 from acute peritonitis, having suffered deteriorating health for a number of days.