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Excess fluid in the peritoneal cavity; may occur as a result of mechanical injury or other pathological conditions (i.e. portal hypertension & widespread metastasis of cancer cells to abdominal viscera)
Surgical puncture of the peritoneal cavity for aspiration or drainage of fluid; after injection of a local anesthetic, a needle or trocar & cannula are inserted through the linea alba; needle is inserted superior to the empty urinary bladder & in a location that avoids the inferior epigastric artery
Prevents visceral peritoneum from adhering to parietal peritoneum; moves around peritoneal cavity with peristaltic movements of the viscera
Lesions of the mucosa of the stomach
Lesions of the mucosa of the pyloric canal or duodenum; most prone in people experiencing severe chronic anxiety--gastric acid secretion rates much higher than normal between meals
Disorder in which multiple false diverticula develop along the intestine
Chronic inflammation of the colon
coloitis, Crohn disease
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