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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: August 21, 2019
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Ross Berkowitz MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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