An organ that is located within the body cavity (or in its extension, in the scrotum); it consists of organ parts that are embryologically derived from endoderm, splanchnic mesoderm or intermediate mesoderm; together with other organs, the viscus constitutes the respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive and immune systems, or is the central organ of the cardiovascular system. Examples: heart, lung, esophagus, kidney, ovary, spleen. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viscus http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BTO_0001491 https://github.com/obophenotype/mouse-anatomy-ontology/issues/14 ]
Synonyms: visceral organ system visceral organ
- UMLS:C0042779 (ncithesaurus:Viscera)
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An internal organ of the body; especially: one (as the heart, liver, or intestine) located in the great cavity of the trunk proper.[AAO]
general anatomical term in FMA. Note that we place the MA class here temporarily, although properly systems should be distinguished from organs.