Body Cavities and Organ Systems

  • Created by: Saoirse
  • Created on: 22-10-14 13:26

Body Cavities

  • Divided into dorsal and ventral cavities
    • Dorsal: cranial and spinal cavities (vertebral canal)
    • Ventral: thoracic, abdominal and pelvic cavities (abdominopelvic cavity)
  • Throacic cavity subdivided into 3:
    • Pericardial cavity (around the heart)
    • Pleural cavity (around the lungs)
    • Mediastinum cavity (between lungs and backbone)

Organ Systems

  • Integrement system: skin and structures derived from skin
    • hair, nails, sweat glands and oil glands
  • Skeletal system: bones and joints of the body and their associated cartilages
  • Muscular system…


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