The cranial cavity, or intracranial space, is the space formed inside the skull. It is part of the dorsal body cavity. The brain occupies the cranial cavity, which is lined by the meninges and which contains cerebrospinal fluid to cushion blows.
The capacity of an adult human cranial cavity is 1,200–1,700 cm3.
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