Body Cavities

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  1. Dorsal Cavity(Posterior)
    Bones of the cranial portion of the skull and vertebral column.
  2. Cranial Cavity
    Contains the brain.
  3. Spinal Cavity
    Contains the spinal cord, which is an extension of the brain.
  4. Ventral Cavity (anterior)
    Divided by diaphragm muscle into upper thoracic cavity and abdominopelvic cavity.
  5. Thoracic cavity
    The chest, contains trachea, bronchi, lungs, esophagus, heart and great blood vessels, thymus gland, lymph nodes, and nerves.
  6. Pleural cavities
    surround each lung.
  7. Pericardial cavity
    Contains the heart.
  8. Abdominopelvic cavity
    Imaginary line that runs across hipbones divides body into the abdominal and pelvic cavities.
  9. Abdominal cavity
    Contains stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, and intestines.
  10. Pelvic cavity
    Contains colon, rectum, urinary bladder, uterus.
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