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perforate

Etymology: L, perforare, to pierce
1 v, [pur′fôrāt] to pierce, punch, puncture, or otherwise make a hole.
2 adj, [purfôrit] riddled with small holes.
3 adj, [pur′fôrit] (of the anus) having a normal opening; not imperforate. perforation, n.

perforate

(pĕr′fō-rāt) [L. perforatus, pierced with holes]
1. To puncture or to make holes.
2. Pierced with holes.

perforate

(of e.g. corals) possessing pores.
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We have to educate the health professionals at the primary level regarding early recognition of the perforative peritonitis and early referral to tertiary centers so that morbidity and mortality can be minimized.
Duodenal ulcer (52%) is the most common cause of perforative peritonitis.
INTRODUCTION: Perforative peritonitis is one of the major problems confronting surgeons.
The study included all patients with perforative peritonitis admitted to the surgical wards of this institution in the above said period.
Duodenal perforation was the commonest (72%) cause of perforative peritonitis followed by ileal perforation.