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Peritoneum

The peritoneum lines the abdominal cavity, supporting the organs in the abdomen and helping to protect them from infection. The inside surface of the peritoneum produces fluid (peritoneal fluid) that allows the organs in the abdomen to slide against the peritoneum and each other.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Ross Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as of June 28, 2013

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Last Updated: June 28, 2013
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