Functional Structure of the Peritoneum as a Dialyzing Membrane

More than a century ago, Robinson [1], after summarizing more than two centuries of research, defined the diverse natural functions of the peritoneum as follows: a) to regulate fluid for nutrient and mechanical purposes: b) to facilitate motion; c) to minimize friction, and d) to conduct vessels and nerves to the viscera.


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  1. 1.Ha’Emek Medical CenterDepartment of NephrologyIsrael

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