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Cavities

Open chamber in the body that holds internal organs

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Cranial cavity

Space in the head containing the brain and surrounded by the skull. Cranial means pertaining to the brain.

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Vertebral cavity

Space within the spinal column (backbones) and containing the spinal cord. Also called the spinal canal.

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Mediastinal cavity

Centrally located space between the lungs. Contains the heart and major vessels.

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Pleural cavity.

Space between the pleural membranes.

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Pericardial

Sack around your heart.

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Diaphragm.

Muscle separating the abdominal an thoracic cavities. Te diaphragm moves up and down and aids in breathing

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Abdominal cavity

Space below the chest containing organs such as, liver, stomach, gallbladder, and intestines

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Pelvic cavity

Space between the abdomen containing portions of the intestines, rectum, urinary bladder, and reproductive organs.

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Abdominopelvic

Cavity that contains the abdomen and pelvis.

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Ventral

All the cavities anterior to the spine.

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Thoracic

Space in tie chest containing the heart, lungs, bronchial tubes, trachea, esophagus, an other organs.

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Pleura

Double-layered membrane surrounding each lung

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Buccal cavity

Also called the oral cavity. Located within the mouth. Consists of teeth and the tong.

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Nasal cavity

Situated inside the nose.

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Orbital cavity

Where the eyes are located.