chemical peritonitis

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chemical peritonitis n.
peritonitis resulting from the escape of bile, pancreatic juice, or the contents of the gastrointestinal tract into the peritoneal cavity; infection may be preceded by symptoms such as shock and peritoneal exudation.

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