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Body Cavities

1.5--Body Cavities

TermDefinition
Body Cavities Spaces wihin the body that help protect, separate and support internal organs.
Cranial Cavity Contains the brain, formed by cranial bones
Vertebral Cavity Formed by vertebral column, contains spinal cord and spinal nerves
Thoracic Cavity Chest cavity; contains pleural and pericardial cavities + mediastinum
Pleural Cavity Surrounds a lung.
Pleura Serous membrane of pleural cavity
Pericardial Cavity Surrounds heart
Pericardium Serous membrane of pericardial cavity
Mediastinum Central portion of thoracic caviy; extend from sternum to vertebral column; contains heart, thymus, esophagus, trachea, and large blood vessels
Abdominopelvic Cavity Includes abdomnial and pelvic cavities
Abdomnial Cavity Stomach, spleen, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, most of large intestine.
Peritoneum Serous membrane of abdomnial cavity
Pelvic Cavity Urinary bladder, large intestine, and reproductive.
Parietal Layer (Membrane) Lines wall of cavity (ex. parietal pleura)
Visceral Layer (Membrane) Lines wall of organ (ex. visceral pericardium)
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