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Cranial cavity

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Encases the brain

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Dorsal body cavity

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Protects and holds the nervous system organs

Includes the cranial and vertebral cavities

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Vertebral cavity

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Holds the spinal cord

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Ventral body cavity

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Location of internal organs (viscera)

Includes thoracic cavity and abdominopelvic cavity

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Thoracic cavity

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Surrounded by the ribs and muscles of the chest

Plural cavities- each hold a lung
Pericardial cavity- encloses the heart

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Abdominopelvic cavity

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Separated from the thoracic cavity by the diaphragm

Includes abdominal cavity and pelvic cavity

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Abdominal cavity

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Stomach
Liver
Intestines
Spleen
Pancreas
Kidneys
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Pelvic cavity

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Urinary bladder
Last portion of the large intestine
Internal reproductive organs

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Serous membranes

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Double membrane that; covers organs, lines cavity walls, produces lubricating fluids

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Parietal serosa

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Membrane that lines cavity walls

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Visceral serosa

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Membrane that covers the organs

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Serous fluid

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Thin layer of fluid between serosas

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