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Cavities

Open chambers in the body that hold internal organs

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Vertebral cavity

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

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Ventral cavity

All cavities anterior to the spine

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Mediastinal cavity ( known as the mediastinum)

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

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Pleura

Double-layered membrane surprising each lung

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Pleural cavity

Space between the pleural membranes

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Pericardial cavity

Sac that covers the outside of the heart

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Diaphragm

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

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Thoracic cavity

Space in the chest containing the heart, lungs, bronchial tubes, trachea, esophagus, and other organs

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Abdominal cavity

Space below the chest containing organs such as the 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

The cavity that contains the abdomen and pelvis