Anatomy and Physiology Midterm Review.docx - Body Cavities Two sets of body cavities dorsal and ventral body cavities Dorsal body cavity Has two

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Body Cavities Two sets of body cavities dorsal and ventral body cavities Dorsal body cavity Has two subdivisions which are Cranial cavity and Spinal cavity 1.Cranial cavity a.Houses the brain 2.Spinal cavity a.Houses the spinal cord Ventral body cavity Has 3 subdivisions and which are Thoracic cavity, abdominal cavity and pelvic cavity (ventral body cavity also houses the diaphragm!) 1.Thoracic cavity a.contains the lungs, heart and mediastinum 2.Abdominal cavity a.contains the stomach,liver and intestines 3.Pelvic cavity a.Contains reproductive organs,bladder and rectum Integumentary system External covering (skin)- waterproofs (the skin)- cushions and protects the deeper tissues-excretes salts and urea- helps regulate body temp-has pain and pressure receptors Skeletal System
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Bones -cartilage - joints- provides framework -stones minerals-produce blood cells (hematopoiesis)-Protects organs (ie skull) Muscular system Movement-3 types smooth, skeletal and cardiac Nervous system Body's fast acting control mechanism -consists of
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