Body Cavities

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  1. Parietal Serosa
    lines internal body walls
  2. Visceral Serosa
    covers internal organs
  3. Pericardium
    • Serous membrane containing the heart
    • pericardial space is filled with serous fluid
  4. Dorsal Body Cavity
    • protects the nervous system
    • contains brain and spinal chord
  5. Ventral Cavities
    • Thoracic Cavity
    • Abdominopelvic Cavity
  6. Thoracic Cavity
    • Mediastinum and Pleural Cavities
    • lower border is the diaphragm
  7. Abdominopelvic Cavity
    Abdominal and Pelvic Cavities
  8. Mediastinum
    • heart
    • esophagus
    • trachea
    • sternum
  9. Pleural Cavities
    one for each lung
  10. Pleura
    • Parietal and Visceral
    • Serous membrane containing the lungs
  11. Abdominal Cavitiy
    • stomach
    • liver
    • intestines
  12. Pelvic Cavity
    • reproductive organs
    • bladder
    • rectum
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Body Cavities
Updated:
2016-01-16 19:04:25
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Description:
Definitions of body cavities, serous and visceral membranes and organs within body cavities
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