Definitions

body cavities

Human body cavities

The human body consists of the following body cavities:

Human body cavities and membranes
Name of cavity Principal contents Membranous lining
Dorsal body cavity Cranial cavity Brain Meninges
Vertebral canal Spinal cord Meninges
Ventral body cavity Thoracic cavity Lungs,Heart Pericardium
Abdominopelvic cavity Abdominal cavity Digestive organs, spleen, kidneys Peritoneum
Pelvic cavity Bladder, reproductive organs Peritoneum

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