1 The human body is divided into a number of body cavities. A body cavity is a fluid-filled space in the body that holds and protects internal organs. … 2 The ventral cavity is at the anterior, or front, of the trunk. … 3 The dorsal cavity is at the posterior, or back, of the body, and includes the head and the back of the trunk. …
The cavity that locates superior to the diagram is the thoracic cavity. Some important organs like the heart, lung, parts of the aorta, cranial and caudal vena cava are present within this thoracic body cavity of an animal. What are the major body cavities and their organs?
Ventral Cavity The ventral cavity is located at the front of the trunk and contains the thoracic cavity and the abdominopelvic cavity. The thoracic cavity and abdominopelvic cavity are separated by the diaphragm, which is a thin skeletal muscle. Thoracic cavity : located in the chest (upper part of the trunk) and contains the heart and the lungs.