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Intestine and peritoneum, laparoscope view. The peritoneum (upper frame) is the membrane that lines the inside of the abdominal cavity. The intestine is part of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing nutrients from food. Laparoscopy is a type of endoscopy in which a rigid viewing tube is inserted into the body. It can be used to look for a number of disorders.
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