What Is Peritonitis? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment


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In what body cavity can you find the peritoneum?

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1. What is the function of the peritoneum?

2. Which of the following would NOT lead to peritonitis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge how much you understand about peritonitis with the quiz and worksheet. Topics that you should focus on includes the treatment of peritonitis and the symptoms of peritonitis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to test yourself on:

  • The role of the peritoneum
  • Symptoms of peritonitis
  • Treatment of peritonitis
  • Location where peritoneum is found
  • The causes of peritonitis

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on peritonitis
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the causes of peritonitis
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the location where peritoneum is found

Additional Learning

To fully understand material about peritonitis, review the related lesson titled Where is Peritonitis? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment. The lesson has the following objectives:

  • Identify what peritonitis is
  • Learn about different types of peritoneum
  • Review the symptoms of peritoneum