contains the liver, stomach, spleen, pancreas, gallbladder & the large and small intestines
one of two parts of the ventral cavity (the other part if the thoracic cavity
it is inferior to the diaphragm.
subdivided into 2 parts
1. the upper portion= abdominal cavity
2. the lower portion = pelvic cavity
one of two parts of the dorsal cavity (the other part is the spinal cavity)
contains the brain
splits the thoracic and abdominopelvic cavity
contains the cranial and spinal cavities
where the heart is found between the 2 lungs
membrane lining the pericardial sac.
the membrane closer to the abdominal wall
the pleura that lines the rib cage
lower portion of the abdominopelvic cavity
enclosed by the pelvic bones.
contains the bladder, sigmoid colon, rectum & reproductive organs
the fluid filled virtual space between the 2 pericardial membranes
the virtual space btw the visceral peritoneum (membrane closest to the organs in the abdominopelvic cavity) and the parietal peritoneum (the membrane closer to the abdominal wall)
pleural cavity (right & left)
the fluid filled virtual sapce btw the visceral pleura & parietal pleura.
the area containing organs not covered by the peritoneum (most notably are the kidneys)
1 of 2 parts of the dorsal cavity (the other being cranial cavity)
contains the spinal cord
1 of 2 parts of the ventral cavity
commonly known as the chest cavity. superior to the diaphragm.
contains lungs & heart
1 or 2 major cavities.
contains thoracic cavity & abdominopelvic cavity
visceral pericardium (or epicardium)
membrane closest to the heart
membrane closest to the organs in the abdominopelvic cavity
the pleura that is closest to the lung
all the internal body organs