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dorsal body cavity
protects the fragile nervous system organs and has two subdivisions; the cranial cavitya nd the vertebral or spinal cavity
cranial cavity
in the skull, encases the brain
vertebral or spinal cavity
runs within the bonyu vertebral column and encloses the delicate spinal cord
Ventral body cavity
houses the internal organs and has two subdivisions; the thoracic cavity and the abdominopelvic cavity
viscera
all of the internal organs in the ventral body cavity
viscus
an organ in a body cavity
thoracic cavity
the superior subdivision of the ventral body cavity. surrounded by the ribs and chest muscles
pleural cavities
lateral cavities that each hold a lung. a subdivision of the thoracic cavity
mediastinum
contains the pericardial cavity and surrounds the remaining throacic organs
Medial
pericardial cavity
encloses the heart
abdominopelvic cavity
superior portion is the abdominal cavity and the inferior portion is the pelvic cavity
abdominal cavity
contains the stomach intestines spleen liver and other organs
pelvic cavity
lies in the bony pelvis and contains the bladder some reporductive organs and the rectum