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://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BTO_0001491 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viscus https://github.com/obophenotype/mouse-anatomy-ontology/issues/14 ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, upper_level, organ_slim

definition
  • 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.
external definition
  • An internal organ of the body; especially: one (as the heart, liver, or intestine) located in the great cavity of the trunk proper.[AAO]
external ontology notes
  • general anatomical term in FMA. Note that we place the MA class here temporarily, although properly systems should be distinguished from organs.
has exact synonym
  • visceral organ system
  • visceral organ
has related synonym
  • splanchnic tissue
  • visceral tissue
  • viscera
id
  • UBERON:0002075