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peritoneal fluid vs ascitic fluid - (Nov/26/2010 )

hi friends

can we call ascitic fluid as peritoneal fluid? as the former is produced in the peritoneum only.

thanks :)


No, I don't think so. Ascitic fluid is the fluid of an ascites, which is a sort of tumour that was commonly used to purify monoclonal antibodies. Whereas the peritoneum is the lining of the abdominal cavity.