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Body cavities

302.1 Vet nursing body cavities

What are the three body cavities? Thoracic, abdominal, pelvic
What divides the thoracic and abdominal cavities in mammals? Diaphragm
What membrane are all the body cavities lined with? Serous membrane
What is another name for the serous membrane? Endothelium
Serous membrane that lines the cavity wall? Parietal
Serous membrane that lines the organs within the cavity? Visceral
What is the cranial entrance to the thoracic cavity know as? Cranial thoracic inlet
Where is the cranial thoracic inlet? At the base of the neck, just before the first rib
Special name for the serous membrane lining the thoracic cavity? Parietal pleura
Special name for the serous membrane lining the organs in the thoracic cavity? Pulmonary pleura
The area in the thoracic cavity between the lungs? Mediastinum
What 5 organs does the mediastinum contain? Thymus, Heart, Aorta, Trachea, Oesophagus
Name of the cavity where the heart sits? Pericardial cavity
Serous membrane surrounding the heart? Pericardium
The abdominal cavity contains the organs of which 3 systems? Digestive, Urinary, Reproductive
The boundary between the abdominal and pelvic cavities? Pelvic opening/inlet
The name for the serous membrane in the abdominal cavity? Peritoneum
Fold of peritoneal membrane that suspends the organs in the abdomen? Mesentery
Peritoneal membrane that specifically suspends the stomach, has a lacy appearance? Omentum
What 3 organs does the pelvic cavity contain? Bladder, Rectum, Reproductive organs
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