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viscus

 [vis´kus] (L.)
any large interior organ in any of the great body cavities, especially those in the abdomen.

vis·cus

, pl.

vis·cer·a

(vis'kŭs, vis'er-ă), Do not confuse this noun with the adjective viscous.
An organ of the digestive, respiratory, urogenital, and endocrine systems as well as the spleen, the heart, and great vessels; hollow and multilayered walled organs studied in splanchnology.
[L. the soft parts, internal organs]

viscus

/vis·cus/ (vis´kus) pl. vis´cera   [L.] any large interior organ in any of the three great body cavities, especially those in the abdomen.

viscus

(vĭs′kəs)
n.
Singular of viscera.

viscus

See viscera.

vis·cus

, pl. viscera (vis'kŭs, -ĕr-ă)
An organ of the digestive, respiratory, urogenital, and endocrine systems as well as the spleen, the heart, and great vessels; hollow and multilayered walled organs studied in splanchnology.
[L. the soft parts, internal organs]

viscus

any organ lying in the VISCERA.

vis·cus

, pl. viscera (vis'kŭs, -ĕr-ă)
An organ of the digestive, respiratory, urogenital, and endocrine systems as well as the spleen, the heart, and great vessels; hollow and multilayered walled organs.
[L. the soft parts]

viscus

pl. viscera [L.] any large interior organ in any of the great body cavities, especially those in the abdomen.

hollow viscus
tubular as distinct from solid, e.g. intestine.
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NOP management was discontinued in patients with hemodynamic instability unresponsive to moderate amounts of crystalloid infusion or a significant fall in hematocrit, or if any intra-abdominal hollow viscus injury was suspected.
2) was consistent with a diagnosis of hollow viscus myopathy.
Similarly vexatious -us and -ous pairs that I stay on the lookout for because the putative noun often acts as an adjective include "calculus" and "calculous" (as in "calculus class" and "calculous cholecystitis"); "erythematosus" and "erythematous" (as in "systemic lupus erythematosus patients" and "erythematous plaques"); "nodulus" and "nodulous" (as in "nodulus infarction" and "nodulous corpuscles"); and "viscus" and "viscous" (as in "hollow viscus injuries" and "viscous media").
Herniation of the abdominal viscus and organs into the chest can lead to compression of the lungs and lung hypoplasia at birth, precluding normal respiration.
The commonest surgical emergency presented was perforation of a viscus (i.
He testified that the test was not repeated since the patient was "being treated with antibiotics which would be the treatment of choice, whether there was contamination, SBP, monoflora or micro--polyflora," He admitted it would "not be the treatment of choice," if the patient had a perforated viscus.
The sensitivity for solid organ encapsulated injury were less sensitive Hollow viscus injury rarely identified; however, in some cases free fluid visualized.