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    Peritoneal Membrane

    Peritoneal Membrane

    The peritoneal membrane is the smooth, transparent membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and contains the internal organs of the abdomen and pelvis, such as the stomach and large intestine. The peritoneal membrane helps to protect and separate the internal structures of the abdomen and pelvis.

    Current as of: November 20, 2015

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Tushar J. Vachharajani, MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology

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