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Define peritoneum

a membrane lining the abdominopelvic cavity and covering the abdominopelvic organs

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Define parietal peritoneum

the membrane lining the walls of the peritoneum

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Define visceral peritoneum

the covering of the organs of the peritoneum

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Define peritoneal cavity

the space between the parietal and visceral peritoneum

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Define peritoneal fluid

a watery fluid in the peritoneal cavity that prevents friction between the parietal and visceral layers

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Define retroperitoneal position

near the posterior abdominal wall but behind the peritoneal cavity

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What is a membrane lining the abdominopelvic cavity and covering the abdominopelvic organs?

peritoneum

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What is the membrane lining the walls of the peritoneum?

parietal peritoneum

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What is the covering of the organs of the peritoneum?

visceral peritoneum

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What is the space between the parietal and visceral peritoneum?

peritoneal cavity

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What a watery fluid in the peritoneal cavity that prevents friction between the parietal and visceral layers?

peritoneal fluid

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What is the position called where an organ is near the posterior abdominal wall but behind the peritoneal cavity?

retroperitoneal position

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