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- adj. Of, relating, or affecting to the peritoneum.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to the peritoneum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the peritoneum.
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- adj. of or relating to or affecting the peritoneum
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Transition of peritoneal mesothelial cells to a mesenchymal phenotype plays an integral role in the angiogenic and fibrotic changes seen in the peritoneum of patients receiving long-term peritoneal dialysis.
The peritoneal is the lining of the inside wall of the abdomen.
A layer of the "peritoneal" membrane extends from the posterior edge of the muscular expansion which lies between the shell-muscles and from the upper wall of the dilatation of the vena cava, and passes upwards and backwards like a diaphragm to the under surfaces of the gizzard and liver.
a small risk of a similar cancer known as peritoneal cancer.
"peritoneal" membranous coat, projecting into and nearly filling it, but nevertheless leaving a clear space between themselves and the delicate posterior wall of the mantle.
As a side note, peritoneal dialysis has been found to be a more agreeable treatment for ESRD patients.
Hemodialysis cleanses the blood by running it through a machine and back into the body, while peritoneal dialysis works in the abdomen.
It contains 750 milliliters of fluid solution, compared with 8 to 10 liters a day required for traditional peritoneal dialysis machines, and 120 liters used for a four-hour hemodialysis session.
Only about 7% of kidney patients use peritoneal dialysis, with the majority undergoing hemodialysis.
But in Hong Kong, where the majority of patients use peritoneal dialysis, "we have proved that PD works very well," said Dr. Lo Wai Kei, honorary clinical associate professor in the University of Hong Kong's Department of Medicine.