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formed by cranial bones and contains brain
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
each surrounds a lung
surrounds the heart
central portion between the lungs; extends from sternum to vertebral column and from neck to diaphragm.
heart, thymus, esophagus, trachea, and several large blood vessels.
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.