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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

(vĭs′kəs)
n.
Singular of 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]
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After three decades in development, Riopel is now ready to launch the Viscus version 3.0, what he calls his "biggest, most ambitious production to date."
Within the larger group of BAT, hollow viscus injuries are fortunately uncommon [2].
Patients with hollow viscus perforation due to trauma, associated injuries to other organs, associated vascular and neurogenic injuries, mesenteric emboli or thrombosis and any other significant illness which may affect the outcome more than the disease in the study.
However, any delay in diagnosis and treatment could result in catastrophic repercussions to mother and baby, such as the resultant viscus perforations and severe preterm delivery as seen in our case described or even mortality.
Winek, "Pneumoperitoneum and its association with ruptured abdominal viscus," Archives of Surgery, vol.
Like Meagher, Capra works across mediums including performance and, the work they have proposed (Curatio Viscus) will be an amalgam of performance, education and objects taking place within the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia's Bella Program and National Centre for Creative Learning.
Matthew Becker at Akron was recently awarded $3 million from the Ohio Third Frontier initiative to collaborate with PolyOne, Lubrizol Corp., SNS NanoFiber, Viscus Biologies, and Austen Bioinnovation Institute to accelerate the development of biomaterials and get them out of the lab and into real-world applications.
Asymptomatic perforated viscus and gram-negative ventriculitis as a complication of valve-regulated ventriculoperitoneal shunts.
He is the author of Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity (Duke University Press, 2005) and Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human (Duke University Press, 2014).
Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics and Black Feminist Theories of the Human, Durham and London, Duke University Press, 2014, 224pp
Patients with abdominal wounds following perforation of viscus have a higher incidence of wound infection in post operative period than clean wounds1.
Other differential diagnosis like perforated viscus, especially peptic ulcer, acute cholecystitis and biliary colic, acute intestinal obstruction, mesenteric vascular occlusion, renal colic and dissecting aortic aneurysm were ruled out as the abdominal pain of patient was non-coliky, and imaging modalities like USG and CT scan ruled out these possibilities providing no evidence of gall-bladder wall inflammation, multiple air fluid levels in abdomen, renal stone or any aneurysmal growth over aorta.