Planes Cavities Quadrants Regions Words Part 1

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Planes Cavities Quadrants Regions Words Part 1
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  1. body cavities
    hollow spaces within the body that help protect, separate, and support internal organs
  2. number of body cavities
    • 4:
    • cranial
    • spinal
    • thoracic
    • abdominopelvic
  3. ventral cavity
    contains the thoracic and abdominopelvic cavities
  4. abdominopelvic cavity
    contains the abdominal and pelvic cavities
  5. dorsal cavity
    contains the cranial and spinal cavities
  6. cranial cavity
    encased by the skull and contains the brain
  7. spinal cavity
    contains the spinal cord
  8. diaphragm
    • dome shaped muscle that plays important role in breathing
    • separates the thoracic and abdominopelvic cavity
  9. major body cavities of the trunk
    thoracic and abdominopelvic cavities
  10. thoracic cavity
    contains the heart and lungs
  11. abdominopelvic cavity
    contains the digestive and reproductive organs
  12. cavity that contains the greatest number of organs
    abdominopelvic
  13. why is the abdominopelvic cavity divided into quadrants or regions?
    • large area
    • contains many organs
    • describe the location in the body which a surgical procedure will be performed
    • describe the location of a patient’s symptoms
  14. hypogastric
    pertaining to under or below the stomach

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