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Body Cavities

Organization of the human body and anatomical terminology

Portion including the head, neck, and trunk. Axial Portion
Portion including the upper and lower limbs. Appendicular Portion
The cavity within the axial portion, which includes the cranial cavity and vertebral canal. Dorsal Cavity
Cavity within the axial portion, including Thorasic cavity, and Abdominopelvic cavity. Ventral Cavity
The organs within a cavity. Viscera
Cavity which houses the brain. Found in the Dorsal cavity. Cranial Cavity
Cavity which contains the spinal cord and surrounded by the backbone. Found in the Dorsal cavity. Vertgebral Canal
Cavity found within the Ventral cavity, containing the lungs, and the mediastinum. Thorasic Cavity
Cavity found in the Ventral cavity, containing upper abdominal portion and a lower pelvic portion, from diaphragm to bottom of pelvic cavity. Abdominopelvic Cavity
Muscle separating the thorasic cavity from the abdominopelvic cavity. Diaphragm
In thorasic cavity, found between the lungs, containing the heart, esophagus, trachea, and thymus gland. Mediastinum
The viscera within this cavity are the stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder, and small and large intestines. Abdominal Cavity
Cavity containing terminal end of large intestine, urinary bladder, and reproductive organs. Pelvic Cavity
Cavity containing the teeth and tounge. Oral Cavity
Cavity located within the nose and divided into right and left portions by a nasal septum. Nasal Cavity
Cavity containing the eyes and associated muscles and nerves. Orbital Cavities
Cavity containing the middle ear bones. Middle Ear Cavities.
Membrane lining the walls of thorasic and abdominal cavities that fold back and cover organs. Serous Membranes
Thin film separating the lungs from serous membranes. Pleural Membranes
Membranes surrounding the heart. Pericardial Membranes
Membranes in the abdominopelvic cavity. Peritoneal Membranes
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