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Body Cavities (MNW)

Dorsal Body Cavity Contains: 1) Cranial cavity; 2) Spinal/Vertebral cavity
Cranial Cavity Encases the brain
Vertebral/Spinal Cavity Encases the spinal cord
Ventral Body Cavity Contains: 1) Thoracic cavity; 2) Abdominopelvic cavity; -Houses organs collectively called the viscera
Thoracic Cavity Contains: 1) Pleural cavities (each enveloping a lung); 2) Mediastinum (contains Pericardial cavity and surrounds the remaining thoracic organs: esophagus, trachea, etc.)
Abdominopelvic Cavity Contains: 1) Abdominal cavity; 2) Pelvic cavity
Organs in Abdominal Cavity Contains: 1) Stomach; 2) Intestines; 3) Spleen; 4) Liver; 5) Other organs
Organs in Pelvic Cavity Contains: 1) Bladder; 2) Some reproductive organs; 3) Rectum
Membranes in Ventral Body Cavity 1) Visceral serosa (inner wall; covers organs); 2) Serous cavity (filled with serous fluid); 3) Parietal serosa (outer wall; lines the cavity walls)
Created by: mnwhitmoyer