Peritoneal fluid

Peritoneal fluid is naturally produced in the abdominal cavity. It lubricates surfaces and prevents friction between organs and the lining of the abdominal wall (peritoneum).

Last Updated: June 15, 2009

Author: Bets Davis, MFA

Medical Review: Joy Melnikow, MD, MPH - Family Medicine & Ross Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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