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also per·i·to·nae·um  (pĕr′ĭ-tn-ē′əm)
n. pl. per·i·to·ne·a also per·i·to·nae·a (-tn-ē′ə)
The serous membrane that lines the walls of the abdominal cavity and folds inward to enclose the viscera.

[Middle English, from Late Latin peritonaeum, from Greek peritonaion, from peritonaios, stretched across, from peritonos, stretched around : peri-, peri- + teinein, to stretch; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

per′i·to·ne′al adj.
per′i·to·ne′al·ly adv.
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Adj.1.peritoneal - of or relating to or affecting the peritoneum; "peritoneal cancer"


a. peritoneal, rel. al peritoneo;
___ cavitycavidad ___;
___ dialysisdiálisis ___;
___ puncture.


adj peritoneal
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Contract notice: Successive supplies of the automated peritoneal dialysis ado type and sets for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis capd type the address indicated patient~s home or dialysis centers.
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6) classified three pathological types of pseudomyxoma peritonei, namely (1) low-grade disseminated peritoneal adenomucinosis (DPAM), (2) high-grade peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis (PMCA) and (3) peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis with intermediate-grade or discordant features (PMCA-I/D).
Muscat, Dec 15 (ONA) The Peritoneal Dialysis Unit at the Royal Hospital (RH) was opened today under the auspices of Dr.
There are two forms - peritoneal dialysis, in which the peritoneal membrane is used as a filter, and haemodialysis, in which a kidney machine filters the blood.
Researchers discovered that inflammation in the body and the peritoneal cavity where dialysis is performed are separate.
Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt placement is a commonly used treatment for hydrocephalus for diverting the cerebrospinal fluid into the peritoneal cavity.
In this volume aimed at physicians and nurses, Ronco (nephrology, dialysis, and transplantation, International Renal Research Institute, San Bortolo Hospital, Italy), Rosner, and Crepaldi collect 44 papers presented at the 2012 International Vicenza Course on Peritoneal Dialysis held in Vicenza, Italy.
Prior to renal transplantation, many patients have been maintained on peritoneal dialysis (PD) as a form of renal replacement therapy.
In the case of peritoneal dialysis, patients manage upwards of 90% of their care (Hall et al.