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Two major cavities within the dorsal body cavity

Cranial and spinal

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4 minor body cavities of the central cavity

Pleural, pericardial, adominopelvic, mediastinum

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What structure separates the two major ventral body cavities

Respiratory diaphragm

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What term is used to identify the two minor inferior body cavities when they are being referred to as one collective area

Adominopelvic

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What organ is located in the superior most dorsal body cavity?

Brain

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What structure is housed in the inferior dorsal body cavity?

Spinal cord

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What is the membrane that lines the cavities

Serous membrane

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Ex serous membranes

Pericardium, pleural membrane, peritoneum

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What layer lies directly on the surface of the organ

Visceral

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Layer that defines the actual body cavity

Parietal

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Mediastinum is not considered to be a cavity because

It is not surrounded by a membrane

11

Integumentary system

Protects against environmental hazards. Helps regulate body temperature. Provides sensory information

12

Nervous system

Directs immediate responses to stimuli.
Coordinates or moderates activities of other organ systems

13

Skeletal system

Provides support and protection for other tissues

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Endocrine system

Directs long term changes in the activities of other organ systems

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Muscular system

Provides movement protection and support and maintains body temperature

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Cardiovascular

Distributes blood cells