Body cavities for A&P
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Ventral Body Cavity
Composed of the superior thoracic cavity, and inferior
abdominopelvic cavity. The dome-shaped diaphragm separates the two.
Separated from the rest of the ventral cavity by the diaphragm;
contains the heart and lungs.
Located within the thoracic cavity; contains the heart.
Located within the thoracic cavity; contains the lungs.
Located within the ventral body cavity, inferior to the diaphragm.
Sometimes separated into two areas: abdominal cavity and pelvic cavity
The area that houses the stomach, intestines, liver, and other organs.
The region that is partially enclosed by the bony pelvis and
contains the reproductive organs, bladder, and rectum.
Dorsal Body Cavity
Subdivided into the cranial and vertebral cavity
Lies within the rigid skull and encases the brain
Vertebral (Spinal) Cavity
Runs through the bony vertebral column to enclose the delicate
Located within and posterior to the nose; part of the passages of
the respiratory system.
Commonly called the mouth; contains the tongue and teeth.
House the eyes and present them in an anterior position.
Middle Ear Cavity
Lies jus medial to an eardrum and is cared into the bony skull.
Contains tiny bones that transmit sound vibrations to the hearing
receptors in the inner ears.
Joint cavities - they are enclosed within fibrous capsules that
surround the freely movable joints of the body, such as those between
the vertebrae, knee, and hip joints.