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Thoracic Cavity

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Cranial cavity   formed by cranial bones and contains brain  
Vertebral cavity   formed by vertebral column (backbone) and contains spinal cord and the beginnings of spinal nerves  
Thoracic cavity or chest cavity   pleural cavity, pericardial cavity, mediastinum  
The major body cavities of the trunk   thoracic and abdominopelvic cavities  
The thoracic cavity is formed by the   ribs, the muscles of the chest, the sternum (breastbone), and the thoracic portion of the vertebral column (backbone).  
Within the thoracic cavity are the   pericardial cavity, two pleural cavities  
The central part of the thoracic cavity is called   mediastinum  
Pleural cavity   each surrounds a lung  
Pericardial cavity   surrounds the heart  
Mediastinum   central portion between the lungs; extends from sternum to vertebral column and from neck to diaphragm.  
Mediastinum contains   heart, thymus, esophagus, trachea, and several large blood vessels.  
Abdominopelvic cavity   extends from the diaphragm to the groin and is encircled by the abdominal wall and the bones and muscles of the pelvis.  
Abdominal cavity contains   stomach, spleen, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, and most of the large intestines  
Pelvic cavity contains   urinary bladder, portions of large intestines and internal organs of reproduction.  


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