23 terms

Body cavities and membranes


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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.