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Muscle tissue
divides the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavity
Three major openings
1. Inferior Vena Cava
2. Esophageal Opening
3. Thoracic
Comes from the lumbar vertebrae, costal cartilages and adjacent portions of the ribs and from the xiphoid process of the sternum


Central Tendon

Diaphragm inserts upon this and is continuous with the the pericardium of the heart


Tail of the pancrease

Reaches the spleen


Superior Mesenteric Artery

Branches off the abdominal aorta and emerges under the pancreas to supply the intestines


Hepatic Portal Vein

Formed by the superior mesenteric vein, inferior mesenteric and splenic vein
Posterior to the pancreas
Brings nutrients to the liver fro digestive processing


Hepatic artery

Orginates from the celiac trunk
Brings oxygenated blood to the liver