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nia342 | Student, College Freshman | eNoter

Posted September 2, 2012 at 2:19 PM via web

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List all the structures found in the following cavities:

1. cranial cavity

2. thoracic cavity 

3. pelvic cavity

 

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chickflik999 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted September 3, 2012 at 1:50 AM (Answer #1)

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Structures in the cranial cavity are:

-brain (which includes the the frontaloccipitalsphenoid and ethmoid bones, as well as two patietial and two temporal bones)

-menieges

-cerebralspinal fluid

 

Structures in the thoracic cavity, which may also be called the chest cavity include:

-heart, along with the aorta, pulmonary artery, superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, and pulmonary veins

-trachia, bronchi, and lungs

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-endocrine glands

-vagus nerves

-sympathetic chains

-lymphatics

The pelvic cavity contains:

-reproductive organs

-bladder

-pelvic colon

-rectum

The orbital cavity contains:

 

 

 

 

 

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