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appendicular pertaining to the upper or lower limbs
axial pertaining to the head, neck, and trunk
cranial cavity In axial portion, houses the brain
vertebral canal pertaining to the spinal column, contains spinal cord with sections of the backbone
thoracic cavity the space above the diaphragm in the chest
abdominopelvic cavity the space between the diaphragm and the lower portion of the trunk of the body
diaphragm a sheetlike structure largely composed of skeletal muscle and connective tissue that separates the thoracic and abdominal cavities
mediastinum tissues and organs of the thoracic cavity that form a septum between lungs
abdominal cavity The space between the diaphragm and the pelvis
pelvic cavity the space between the hipbones that encloses the terminal portion of the large intestine, the urinary bladder, and the internal reproductive organs
oral cavity containing the teeth and tongue
nasal cavity Space in the nose divided into right and left portions by a nasal septum
orbital cavities containing the eyes and associated skeletal muscles and nerves
middle ear cavities contains the middle ear bones
parietal pertaining to the wall of a cavity
visceral refers to the membrane that is deeper, toward the interior, and covers an internal organ, such as a lung
pleural membranes separated by a thin film of watery fluid which they secrete. no actual space normally exists between these membranes, the potential space between them is called the pleural cavity
pericardial membranes a thin visceral pericardium covers the heart's surface and is separated from a thicker parietal pericardium by a small volume of fluid, pericardial cavity is the potential space between these membranes
peritoneal membranes Lining membranes in the abdominopelvic cavity
integumentary system the skin and its accessory structures
skeletal system consists of bones as well as ligaments and cartilages that bind bones together
muscular system containing organs that are called muscles
nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and sense organs
endocrine system includes cells, tissues, and organs, collectively called endocrine glands that secrete substances called hormones
cardiovascular system pertaining to the heart and blood vessles
lymphatic system includes a network of vessels that transport fluids, composed of a vast collection of cells and biochemicals that travel in lymphatic vessels, and the organs and glands that produce them
digestive system breaks down food molecules into simpler forms that can pass through cell membranes to be absorbed
respiratory system includes tubes that remove particles from incoming air and transport air into and out of the lungs, as well as a microscopic air sacs where gases are exchanged
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