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ventral cavity

one of the main cavities contains the theracic and abdomino pelvic cavities

Dorsal Cavity

contains the cranial and spinal cavity

Thoracic Cavity

Contains the mediastinum, pleural, and pericardial cavity

Pleural Cavity

Contains the lungs

Parietal Pleural

Membrane lining the pleural cavity

Visceral Pleural

Membrane lining the lungs


Area which contains all the organs between the lungs- including the heart within the pericardial cavity, the trachea, esophagus and thymus gland.

Pericardial Cavity

Contains the heart

Parietal Pericardium

Membrane that lines the Pericardial cavity

Visceral Pericardium

Membrane that covers the heart


a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities

Abdominopelvic Cavity

contains both the abdominal and pelvic cavities

Abdominal Cavity

(subdivided) contianss the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, stomach, small intestine, most of the large intestine, kidneys, and spleen. Is subdiveded.

Retroperitoneal Cavity

Includes the kidneys and pancreas, The perietal peritoneum lines the peritoneal cavity and forms a posterior barrier crating this

Peritoneal Cavity

the cavity that (has) contains the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, reproductive organs, and urinary bladder

Parietal Peritoneum

The Membrane that covers the peritoneal cavity

Visceral Peritoneum

Membrane covering the Peritoneal organs.


Modified membranes that hold the digestive tract in position, also contains vessels and nerves that feed the organs within the cavity.

Greater Omentum

Anterior fold of small intestines, fat storage

Lesser Omentum

Connects the stomach and intestines to the liver

Cranial Cavity

Contains the brain

Spinal Cavity

Contains the spinal cord

Pelvic Cavity

Contains sigmoid colon, rectum, bladder, uterus, and ovaries.

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