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chemical peritonitis


Definition: peritonitis due to the escape of bile, contents of the gastrointestinal tract, or pancreatic juice into the peritoneal cavity; the contents of the fluid cause chemical injury, shock, and peritoneal exudation before any associated infection has occurred.

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