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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The perforated tumor communicated with the jejunum, and then the GI contents effused via the hole of the tumor causing acute diffuse peritonitis.
However, GISTs originating from the jejunum rarely cause perforation, and also rarely cause acute diffuse peritonitis.

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