Peritoneal fluid is naturally produced in the abdominal (belly) cavity. It lubricates surfaces and prevents friction between organs and the lining of the abdominal wall (peritoneum).
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Ross Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||July 6, 2011|
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