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Body Cavities

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cranial cavity
houses the brain
Vertebral
area of spinal column
thoracic cavity
cavity housing lungs and heart
pleural cavity
a potential space between the layers of the pleura that surrounds a lung
mediastinum cavity
central portion of thoracic cavity between the lungs; extends from sternum to vertebral column and from first rib to diaphragm; contains heart, thymus, esophagus, trachea, and several large blood vessels
pericardial cavity
surrounds the heart
abdominopelvic cavity
subdivided into abdominal and pelvic cavities
abdominal cavity
Contains stomach, intestines, spleen, and liver, and other organs
pelvic cavity
contains urinary bladder, portions of large intestine, and internal organs of reproduction