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Cranial cavity

the cavity containing the brain, located within the skull, surrounds and protects the brain

spinal/vertebral cavity

space inside the spinal column containing the spinal cord

Thoracic cavity

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


relatingto or being the abdominal and pelvic cavities of the body

abdominal cavity

the cavity containing the organs in the digestive system, large ventral cavity below diaphragm and above pelvic cavity

pelvic cavity

the space bounded by the bones of the pelvis and containing the pelvic viscera, Contains urinary bladder, reproductive organs, and rectum


a thin membrane lining the closed cavities of the body, thin double layer membrane; (also known as serous membrane); covers walls of the ventral body cavity and outer surfaces of the organs it contains

Dorsal body cavity

contains the cranial cavity and spinal column

Superior mediastinum

in Thoractic cavity,above the heart

Pleural cavity

the cavity in the thorax that contains the lungs

Pericardial Cavity

encloses the heart

Ventral Cavity

includes the front of the body (thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic cavities)

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