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cranial cavity

contains the brain

vertebral cavity

contains the spinal cord


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


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.

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