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Abdominal Cavity

Space below the chest containing organs such as the liver, stomach, gallbladder, and intestines. Also called the abdomen.

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Cranial Cavity

Space in the head containing the brain and surrounded by the skull.

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Diaphragm

Muscle separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities.

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Dorsal (Posterior)

Pertaining to the back

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Mediastinum

Centrally located space outside of and between the lungs

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Pelvic Cavity

Space below the abdomen containing portions of the intestines, rectum, urinary bladder, and reproductive organs.

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Peritoneum

Double folded membrane surrounding the abdominal cavity.

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Pleura

Double folded membrane surrounding each lung.

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Plural cavity

Space between the pleural layers

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Spinal cavity

Space within the spinal column containing the spinal cord

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Thoracic Cavity

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

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Ventral (anterior)

Pertaining to the front