formed by vertebral column and contaisn the spinal cord and begainings of spinal nerves.
Chest cavity; superior portion of ventral body cavity; contains pleural and pericardial cavities and mediastinum.
each surrounds a lung;the serous membrane of the pleural cavities is the pleura
surrounds the heart
serous menbrane of pericardial cavity =pericardium
central portion of the thoracic cavity between the lungs; extends from sternum to vertebral column and from nect to diaphragm; contains heart, thymus, esophagus, treachea, and several large blood vessels.
Divided from the ventral by the Diaphram
contains stomach, spleen,liver, gallblader, small intestine, and most of the large intestine; the serous membrane of the abdominal cavity is the peritoneum.
contains urinary bladder, portions of large intestine, and internal organs of reproduction.