12 terms

Body Cavities

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)