visceroptosis


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vis·cer·op·to·sis

, visceroptosia (vis'ĕr-op-tō'sis, -tō'sē-ă),
Descent of the viscera from their normal positions.
[viscero- + G. ptōsis, a falling]
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vis·cer·op·to·sis

, visceroptosia (vis'ĕr-op-tō'sis, -tō'zē-ă)
Descent of the viscera from their normal positions.
Synonym(s): splanchnoptosis, splanchnoptosia.
[viscero- + G. ptōsis, a falling]
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visceroptosis

Downward displacement or sagging of an organ or organs within a body cavity, especially the intestines, due to loss of support.
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