peritonitis

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  • noun

Synonyms for peritonitis

inflammation of the peritoneum

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5) Meconium and digestive enzymes are extruded into the peritoneal cavity, inciting an intense chemical peritonitis and secondary inflammatory response.
Instillation of methylene blue into the peritoneal cavity is also helpful to make the diagnosis, but can sometimes lead to chemical peritonitis.
Methylene blue as a cause of chemical peritonitis in a patient on peritoneal dialysis.
One moment he'd been alive and well and enjoying a quiet afternoon sherry in the Headmaster's Study and the next he'd died of chemical peritonitis following a transurethral rupture of the prostate.
Although no autopsy was conducted, a city medical examiner testified three years later that the woman died of chemical peritonitis, a bacterial infection caused by foreign matter in the abdominal cavity - in this case, the feeding solution that was mistakenly administered through the catheter.