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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.
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Ross Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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