diffuse peritonitis


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Related to diffuse peritonitis: peritoneum, Acute peritonitis

gen·er·al per·i·to·ni·tis

peritonitis throughout the peritoneal cavity.
Synonym(s): diffuse peritonitis

diffuse peritonitis

Etymology: L, diffundere, to spread out; Gk, peri, near, teinein, to stretch, itis, inflammation
widespread peritonitis affecting most of the peritoneum, usually caused by a ruptured stomach or appendix. See also generalized peritonitis, peritonitis.

diffuse peritonitis

Peritonitis that is widespread, involving most of the peritoneum. Synonym: generalized peritonitis
See also: peritonitis
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