What is Body Cavity?
BODY CAVITY are spaces inside the body, which help to protect, unyoke & support internal organs. Bones, ligaments and muscles classify body cavities from one another. There are mainly two-body cavities in humans as given below:
Dorsal Body Cavity is located in the posterior (dorsal) end to the body. It has two divisions:
- Cranial Cavity, which contains the brain and the cranial bones.
- Vertebral Cavity, which contains the vertebral column and spinal cord.
Ventral Body Cavity: This is located at the anterior (ventral) end of the body. It is made up of the following:
- Thoracic cavity, which contains the esophagus, lungs, heart, trachea and large blood vessels.
- Abdominal & Pelvic cavity, which includes liver, stomach, intestines, urinary bladder & reproductive organs. .