Definitions for abdominal cavity
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abdominal cavity, abdomen(noun)
the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
The hollow portion of the torso within the abdomen, containing the abdominal organs, in mammals below the diaphragm.
The abdominal cavity is the largest body cavity of the human body that holds the bulk of the viscera. It is located below the thoracic cavity, and above the pelvic cavity. Its dome-shaped roof is the thoracic diaphragm, and its oblique floor is the pelvic inlet. It is a part of the abdominopelvic cavity. It is well connected with the pleural cavity. Organs of the abdominal cavity include the stomach, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, small intestine, kidneys, large intestine, and adrenal glands.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The region in the abdomen extending from the thoracic DIAPHRAGM to the plane of the superior pelvic aperture (pelvic inlet). The abdominal cavity contains the PERITONEUM and abdominal VISCERA, as well as the extraperitoneal space which includes the RETROPERITONEAL SPACE.
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