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Cranial Cavity

the cavity containing the brain

Vertebral Canal

contains the spinal cord

Thoracic Cavity

the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart

Abdominal Cavity

the cavity between the thoracic and pelvic cavity

Pelvic Cavity

the cavity located directly below the abdominal cavity

Abdominopelvic Cavity

contains both the abdominal and pelvic cavities

Left Pleural Cavity

Subdivision of the thoracic cavity that houses the left lung created by the mediastinum

Right Pleural Cavity

Subdivision of the thoracic cavity that houses the right lung created by the mediastinum


the part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus

Pericardial Cavity

the space between the layers of the pericardium that contains fluid that lubricates the membrane surfaces and allows easy heart movement

Frontal Sinuses

air filled cavities superior to the orbital cavity

Sphenoidal sinus

air filled cavity posterior to the nasal cavity

Middle ear Cavity

cavity that contains the middle ear bones

Oral Cavity

cavity containing the teeth and tongue

Nasal Cavity

cavity located within the nose and divided into right and left portions by a nasal septum

Orbital Cavities

cavities containing the eyes and associated skeletal muscles and nerves

Parietal Pleura

the membrane that lines the left and right thoracic compartments that contain the lungs

Visceral Pleura

the membrane that covers the lungs themselves


a membrane that is attached to the wall of a cavity


a membrane that covers an internal organ

Pleural Cavity

the potential space between the parietal and visceral pleural membranes

Serous Fluid

a thin film of watery fluid that separates the parietal and visceral pleural cavities

Pericardial Membranes

membranes that surround the heart

Visceral Pericardium

a membrane that covers the heart's surface

Parietal Pericardium

a thicker membrane that surrounds the heart and contains heart, Visceral Pericardium, and a small volume of fluid

Pericardial Cavity

the potential space between the Visceral and Parietal Pericardium

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