Flashcards in Cavities Deck (17):
Two major cavities within the dorsal body cavity
Cranial and spinal
4 minor body cavities of the central cavity
Pleural, pericardial, adominopelvic, mediastinum
What structure separates the two major ventral body cavities
What term is used to identify the two minor inferior body cavities when they are being referred to as one collective area
What organ is located in the superior most dorsal body cavity?
What structure is housed in the inferior dorsal body cavity?
What is the membrane that lines the cavities
Ex serous membranes
Pericardium, pleural membrane, peritoneum
What layer lies directly on the surface of the organ
Layer that defines the actual body cavity
Mediastinum is not considered to be a cavity because
It is not surrounded by a membrane
Protects against environmental hazards. Helps regulate body temperature. Provides sensory information
Directs immediate responses to stimuli.
Coordinates or moderates activities of other organ systems
Provides support and protection for other tissues
Directs long term changes in the activities of other organ systems
Provides movement protection and support and maintains body temperature