abdominal cavity

abdominal cavity

A large space inside the body, which contains most of the organs of the digestive system, the liver, spleen and kidneys. Its cranial boundary is the diaphragm, which separates it from the thoracic cavity. Dorsally it is enclosed by the spinal column and the lower ribs, ventrally by the abdominal muscles, and caudally by the pelvic cavity.

cavità addominale f
Copyright 2024 University of Zurich - All rights reserved | Privacy Policy | Legal Notice | Contact