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Body Cavities

Internally the body is divided into a few large spaces/cavities which contain organs called Dorsal Cavity and Ventral Cavity.

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dorsal cavity

this body cavity has two subdivisions: cranial cavity and spinal cavity (canal)

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cranial cavity

containing the brain

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spinal cavity

enclosing the spinal cord

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ventral cavity

this body cavity has two main subdivisions which is separated by the diaphragm: thoracic cavity and mediastinum

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thoracic cavity

is superior to the diaphragm

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mediastinum

is the space etween the lungs, including the organs and vessels contained in that space

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abdominopelvic cavity

is inferior to the diaphragm, and is further subdivided into two regions: abdominal cavity and pelvic cavity

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abdominal cavity

superior portion of the abdominalpelvic cavity; contains the stomach, most of the intestine, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and spleen

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pelvic cavity

inferior portion of the abdominalpelvic cavity starting from the top of the hip bones; contains urinary bladder, rectum, internal parts of the reproductive system.