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Body Cavities

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cranial cavity
contains the brain
vertebral cavity
contains the spinal cord
diaphragm
muscle that separates the thoracic and abdominopelvic cavities
thoracic cavity
enclosed by the ribs, sternum, and vertebral column
pericardial cavity
contains the heart
pleural cavity
contains the lungs
mediastinum
central area within the thoracic cavity
abdominopelvic cavity
contains both the abdominal and pelvic cavities
abdominal cavity
the area between the diaphragm and the brim of the pelvis
pelvic cavity
contains the reproductive organs and urinary bladder.