splanchn-, splanchno- +

(Greek: entrails, intestines, viscera [internal organs collectively; especially, those in the abdominal cavity])

Any disease process of the abdominal viscera.
Concerning the splanchnopleure.
The embryonic layer formed by the union of the viseral layer of the mesoderm with the entoderm.
1. A prolapse (slipping or falling out of place) or caudal (being below) displacement of viscera; especially abdominal viscera or of the intestine.
2. The downward displacement of an organ within a body cavity; such as, the intestine or a kidney, caused by loss of support.
3. The prolapse or downward displacement of the viscera.
A hardening of any of the viscera through overgrowth or infiltration of connective tissue.
Examination of the abdominal viscera, either by endoscopy or by transillumination after the introduction of a light source into the viscera.
splanchnoskeleton (s) (noun), splanchnoskeletons (pl)
1. In primitive vertebrates; such as, fish, the cartilaginous or bony arches (branchial) that encircle the pharyngeal portion of the digestive tract.
2. In higher vertebrates, the bones derived from the branchial arches, which include the maxilla, mandible, maleus, incus, stapes, hyoid bone, and cartilages of the larynx.
1. Viscerosomatic, any large interior organ in one of the three great cavities of the body, especially in the abdomen of the body.
2. Both splanchnic and somatic; relating to the viscera and the body wall.
Dissection of the viscera.
1. A crushing instrument for temporarily closing the lumen of the intestine prior to resection.
2. A surgical instrument designed to crush the intestine and therefore obliterate its lumen (channel within a tube; such as, a blood vessel or to the cavity within a hollow organ; such as, the intestine).

Lumen is a luminous term because it is Latin for "light", including the light that comes through a window. When a hollow organ is cut across, you can see light through the space that has been opened. So the word lumen came to mean this space.

visceroptosis (s) (noun), visceroptosia (pl)
The sinking or lowering displacement of an abdominal organ; such as, the intestine or kidney: The visceroptosis is a disease exists in various degrees of severity and may show no symptoms at all; however, there it can result in a loss of appetite, heartburn, nervous dyspepsia (indigestion), constipation, or diarrhea, headache, vertigo (dizziness), emaciation (extreme weight loss), and the inability to sleep.

Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "internal organs, entrails, inside": ent-; enter-; fistul-; incret-; inter-; intra-; viscer-.

A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, indirectly, or partially with: "opening, hole, cavity, tract, tube": alveolo-; antro-; anu-; celo-; coelio-; concho-; fenestra-; hernio-; hiat-; meato-; ora-; parieto-; poro-; pyl-, pyle-; pylor-; sphinctero-; stomato-; syringo-; uretero-; urethro-; vagino-; ventricul-.