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Ch. 1 (cont.)

Body Cavities

Body CavityStructures within cavity
Dorsal body cavity Head / back - Broken down into Cranial cavity and the vertebral canal.
Cranial cavity Cavity that houses the brain.
Vertebral canal Contains the spinal cord.
Ventral Cavity Chest / Gut - Divided by the diaphram, into a superior Thoracic cavity and an inferior abdominopelvic cavity.
Thoracic Cavity Protected by the rib cage and contains the heart and lungs.
Abdominopelvic Cavity Subdivided into a superior Abdominal cavity and an inferior pelvic cavity, but there is no structural separation between them.
Abdominal Cavity Contains the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, and kidneys.
Pelvic Cavity Contains the urinary bladder, sigmoid colon, rectum, and internal reproductive organs.
Created by: Jamiew0282