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Flashcards in Body Planes/Cavities Deck (12):
1

runs length wise or longitudinally down length of body; left and right

sagittal plane

2

divided body into equal parts right down middle

mid sagittal plane

3

runs longitudinally divides body/organ into anterior and posterior; front and back

frontal plane (coronal)

4

runs horizontally divides body into superior and inferior; above and below

transverse plane

5

within skull, contains brain

cranial cavity

6

runs within vertebral column, protects spinal cord

spinal cavity

7

contains heart and lungs which are protected by ribcage

thoracic cavity

8

inferior to muscular diaphragm

abdominopelvic cavity

9

houses stomach, intestines, liver, etc.

pelvic cavity

10

enclosed by pelvis and contains reproductive organs, bladder, and rectum

pelvic cavity

11

consists of cranial and spinal cavity

dorsal body cavity

12

subdivided; contains thoracic, abdominopelvic, abdominal, and pelvic cavity

ventral body cavity