Peritoneal Fluid

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Peritoneal Fluid

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: July 6, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Ross Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology




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