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Anatomical Cavities

Dorsal body cavity is divided into what 2 cavities? Cranial cavity (brain) Vertebral cavity (spinal cord)
Ventral body cavity is divided into what 3 cavities? Thoracic cavity (heart and lungs) Abdominal cavity (liver, stomach, kidneys, digestive viscera) Pelvic cavity (urinary bladder, reproductive organs, and rectum)
Thoracic cavity is divided into what 2 cavities? (note that the Thoracic cavity is in the Ventral body cavity) The Pleural cavity (lungs) The Mediastinum (heart)
The Mediastinum is divided into what 2 cavities? (note that the Mediastinum cavity is in the Thoracic cavity) Superior Mediastinum Pericardial Cavity
The diaphragm is in between which two cavities? The Thoracic cavity and the Abdominal cavity
What are serous cavities? Slit-like spaces lined by a serous membrane (
What covers the outer wall of the cavities? Parietal serosa
What covers visceral organs? Visceral serosa
What is the serosae associated with the heart called? Pericardium
What is serosae associated with the abdominal viscera called? peritoneum
Created by: sl1512



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