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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).
Last Revised: June 28, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Ross Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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