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Chapter 4

Planes, Regions, Quadrants, Cavities

Frontal (Coronal) Plane Divides body into front and back
Midsagittal Plane Divides body into equal left and right parts
Transverse Plane Horizontal cut to create equal upper and lower parts
LUQ Left Upper Quadrant
RUQ Right upper Quadrant
RLQ Right lower Quadrant
LLQ Left lower Quadrant
2 Major Cavities Ventral Cavity and Dorsal Cavity
Ventral cavities (front of body) include Thoracic Cavity, Abdominal Cavity, Pelvic Cavity, Abdominalpelvic Cavity
Thoracic Cavity Lungs, Heart, Aorta, Esophagus, Trachea
Abdominal Cavity Separated from the thoracic by the diaphragm contains Liver, Bladder, Spleen, Stomach, Pancreas, Intestines, and Kidneys
Pelvic Cavity Urinary Bladder and the Reproductive organs
Abdominopelvic Space between the diaphragm and the groin includes both abdominal and pelvic cavities
Dorsal cavities (Backside) Cranial Cavity and Spinal Cavity
Cranial Cavity Contains the Brain
Spinal Cavity Contains the nerves of the spinal cord
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