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Dorsal body cavities...
Cranial cavity - which holds and protects the brain.
Vertebral cavity - holds and protects the spinal cord.
Ventral body cavities...
Thoracic - chest cavity - holds lungs, heart, esophagus, trachea
Abdominal - stomach and gut cavity - holds stomach, guts, liver, kidneys, other stuff.
Pelvic cavity - contains bladder, rectum, reproductive organs.
Has several cavities within it...
Superior mediastinum - contains trachea, esophagus
Mediastinum - contains the heart, and pericardial cavity which is the same as superior mediastinum?
Pleural cavity - thin cavity formed by serous membranes, this cavity surrounds the lungs.
Abdominal cavity contains digestive organs ( stomach, intestines, kidneys, liver, etc.
Peritoneal cavity - inside the abdominal and pelvic cavities, a very thin cavity that lines the abdominopelvic cavity and provides a barrier between the outer wall of the cavity and the organs it contains.
Serous membrane ( serosa ) is a pair of membranes with a space between them. The space between the layers is called a cavity.
- Parietal - the outer membrane of the serosa
- Visceral - the inner membrane of the serosa
- Pleura - serosa of the chest cavity
- Pericardium - serosa of the heart
- Peritoneum - serosa of the abdomen
Cavity posterior to the nose.
Orbital cavities ( orbits )...
Middle ear cavities...
Middle ear. Hollow space medial to the eardrum, contains tiny bones that transmit sound vibrations to the inner ear.
Joint cavities - like the cushions between vertebrae in your neck, they are hollow cavities.