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Dorsal body cavity



The body cavity situated near the back of the human body, and includes the cranial cavity and vertebral cavity.


The dorsal body cavity consists of the cranial cavity that contains the brain, and the vertebral cavity (or canal) that contains the spinal cord.

Compare: ventral body cavity.
See also: body cavity.

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Re: Vagus Nerve

... has the most extensive distribution in the body of all the cranial nerves, innervating structures ... The root of the nerve exits the cranial cavity via the jugular foramen. Within the foramen ... of the gastrointestinal tract arise from the dorsal vagal nucleus. After exiting the medulla ...

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by sanjidcapa
Tue May 05, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Vagus Nerve
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