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Body Cavities

ventral cavity provides protection, allows organ movement, and lining prevents friction
thoracic cavity surrounded by chest wall and diaphragm and subdivided into 3 areas
abdominopelvic cavity contains the peritoneal cavity and subdivided into 2 areas
3 cavities within the thoracic cavity right pleural cavity, left pleural cavity, and mediastinum
right pleural cavity surrounds right lung
left pleural cavity surround left lung
mediastinum cavity contains trachea, esophagus, and major vessels and heart
2 cavities withing the abdomenopelvic cavity abdominal cavity and pelvic cavity
abdominal cavity contains many digestive glands and organs
pelvic cavity contains urinary bladder, reproductive organs, last portion of digestive tract
parietal peritoneum lines the body wall
visceral peritoneum lines the enclosed organs within the abdominopelvic cavity
Created by: sgmonico