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Chapter 2- Section 3

The Language of Medicine- 8th Edition

Abdominal Cavity Space below the chest containing such as the liver, stomach, gallbladder, and intestines.
Cranial Cavity Space in the head containing the brain and surrounded by the skull.
Diaphragm Muscle separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities.
Dorsal (Posterior) Pertaining to the back
Mediastinium Centrally located space between the lungs.
Pelvic Cavity Space below the abdomen containing portions of the intestines, rectum, urinary bladder, and reproductive organs.
Peritoneum Double- layered membrane surrounding the abdominal organs.
Pleura Double-layered membrane surrounding each lung.
Pleural Cavity Space between the pleural membranes and surrounding each lung.
Spinal Cavity Space within the spinal column (backbones) and containing the spinal cord.
Thoracic Cavity Space in the chest containing the heart, lungs, bronchial tubes, trachea, esophagaus, and other organs
Ventral (anterior) Pertaining to the front
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