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Intraperitoneal means within or administered through the peritoneum. The peritoneum is a thin, transparent membrane that lines the walls of the abdominal (peritoneal) cavity and contains/encloses the abdominal organs such as the stomach and intestines.

Intraperitoneal is often abbreviated I.P. or IP. The RTECS abbreviation is ipr.

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On a Safety Data Sheet, this term usually refers to the injection of a substance into the abdomen of a test animal to determine the LD50 toxicity value which is found in Section 11 (toxicological information). It may also be used to refer to the abdominal cavity in general or be used in instructions for emergency medical workers.

Further Reading

See also: intravenous, LC50, mus (mouse).

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