Peritoneum

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Digestive System Mind Map on Peritoneum, created by nirjhari on 02/23/2014.
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Peritoneum
1 Parietal peritoneum lines the abdominal wall
2 Visceral peritoneum covers the organs
2.1 Lesser omentum – mesentery that runs between the stomach and liver
2.2 Greater omentum – mesentery that hangs down in front of the intestines
2.2.1 Cushions and insulates the abdominal cavity
2.2.2 Contains macrophages
2.2.3 Can wall off portions of the alimentary wall that may be infected
3 Mesentery - a fold of the peritoneum that attaches the stomach, small intestine, pancreas, spleen, and other organs to the posterior wall of the abdomen
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