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Digestive System


What is the function of the Peritoneum? GI Support, Lubrication, Containment
What is the composition of the Peritoneum? Serous Membrane
What may cause Peritonitis? RUPTURED Appendix, Bacterial Infection, etc
What are the layers of the Peritoneum? 1. Parietal: lines Abdominal walls; 2. Visceral: extendes Between and Covers organs (aka Tunica Serous)
What are the subparts of the Peritoneum? 1. Mesentery; 2. GREATER Omentum; 3. LESSER Omentum; 4. Mesocolon
What is the Mesentery? FAN-shaped, DOUBLE layer of Visceral Peritoneum
What are the functions of the Mesentery? 1. Anchors Jujenum/Ileum to Dorsal Body Wall; 2. acts as Surface for Blood Vessel Conduction; 3. prevents Entanglement
Where are the Blood Vessels contained in the Mesentery? BETWEEN the 2 Layers
WHat is the GREATER Omentum? APRON-shaped, QUADRUPLE layer of Visceral Peritoneum
What are the functions of the GREATER Omentum? serves in Fat Deposition and Lunbrication
Where is the GREATER Omentum located? between the Stomach --> Transverse Colon
What is the LESSER Omentum? 2 Layer sheet of Visceral Peritoneum
Where is the LESSER Omentum Located? between the Liver --> Stomach
What are the functions of the LESSER Omentum? ENCLOSES: Bile Duct, Hepatic Artery, Portal Vein
What comprises the Mesocolon? 2 Layers of Visceral Peritoneum
What is the function of the Mesocolon? SUPPORTS the Transverse Colon from Dorsal Body Wall
What do the Mesentery, GREATER/LESSER Omentums, and Mesocolon all have in common? composition = Visceral Peritoneum --> Serous Membrane
Created by: kristel387