Which body cavities contain the central nervous system?

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May 18, 2018

The central nervous system is within the dorsal body cavity.


The central nervous system is the complex series of nerve tissues that control the actions of the body. It is enclosed in the dorsal body cavity.

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It protects the organs and tissues of the nervous system. It has two subdivisions.

  1. The cranial cavity is the area within the skull that contains the brain.
  2. The vertebral cavity encloses the vertebral column and the spinal cord.