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In anatomy, the viscera are the internal organs of an animal, in particular the internal organs of the head, thorax and abdomen. The same organs, when removed from a butchered animal, are known collectively as offal. Anatomical drawing of the human muscles from the Encyclopédie. ... In biology, an organ (Latin organum: instrument, tool) is a group of tissues, which perform a specific function or group of functions. ... Diagram of a tsetse fly, showing the head, thorax and abdomen The thorax is a division of an animals body that lies between the head and the abdomen. ... The human abdomen (from the Latin word meaning belly) is the part of the body between the pelvis and the thorax. ... Offal is the entrails and internal organs of a butchered animal. ...


The adjective visceral is used for anything pertaining to the internal organs. The term "viscera" can also be used more inclusively, referring to:

Historically, viscera of animals were examined by Roman pagan priests like the haruspices or the augurs in order to divine the future by their shape, dimensions or other factors. The circulatory system or cardiovascular system is the organ system which circulates blood around the body of most animals. ... The heart (Latin cor) is a hollow, muscular organ that pumps blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. ... The respiratory system is the biological system of any organism that engages in gas exchange. ... A bronchus (plural bronchi, adjective bronchial) is a caliber of airways in the the respiratory tract that conducts air into the lungs. ... The heart with relation to the lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) This x-ray of the human chest shows the lungs as dark regions The lung is an organ belonging to the respiratory system and interfacing to the circulatory system of air-breathing vertebrates. ... The trachea (IPA /treikiə/), or windpipe, is a tube extending from the larynx to the bronchi in mammals, and from the pharynx to the syrinx in birds, carrying air to the lungs. ... Major endocrine glands. ... In mammals, the adrenal glands are the triangle-shaped endocrine glands that sit atop the kidneys. ... The excretory system is the system of an organisms body that performs the function of excretion. ... Kidneys viewed from behind with spine removed The kidneys are bean-shaped excretory organs in vertebrates. ... Transverse section of ureter. ... The interior of bladder. ... For the Physics term GUT, please refer to Grand unification theory The gastrointestinal or digestive tract, also referred to as the GI tract or the alimentary canal or the gut, is the system of organs within multicellular animals which takes in food, digests it to extract energy and nutrients, and... In human anatomy, the vermiform appendix (or appendix) is a blind ended tube connected to the cecum. ... The esophagus, oe/œsophagus*, or gullet is the muscular tube in vertebrates through which ingested food passes from the mouth area to the stomach. ... The gallbladder (or cholecyst) is a pear-shaped organ that stores bile (or gall) until the body needs it for digestion. ... In anatomy of the digestive system, the colon is the part of the intestine from the cecum to the rectum. ... In human anatomy, the vermiform appendix (or appendix) is a blind ended tube connected to the cecum. ... In anatomy of the digestive system, the cecum or caecum is a pouch connected to the large intestine between the ileum and the colon. ... In anatomy of the digestive system, the colon or large intestine is the part of the intestine from the cecum to the rectum. ... The posterior aspect of the rectum exposed by removing the lower part of the sacrum and the coccyx. ... The liver is an organ in vertebrates, including humans. ... The pancreas is a retroperitoneal organ that serves two functions: exocrine - it produces pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes endocrine - it produces several important hormones Anatomy The pancreas is a retroperitoneal organ located posterior to the stomach on the posterior abdominal wall. ... Diagram showing the small intestine In biology the small intestine is the part of the gastrointestinal tract between the stomach and the large intestine (colon). ... In anatomy of the digestive system, the duodenum is a hollow jointed tube that connects the stomach to the jejunum. ... In anatomy of the digestive system, the jejunum is the central of the three divisions of the small intestine and lies between the duodenum and the ileum. ... In anatomy of the digestive system, the ileum (not to be confused with the ilium, a pelvic bone), is the final section of the small intestine. ... The spleen is a ductless, vertebrate gland that is not necessary for life but is closely associated with the circulatory system, where it functions in the destruction of old red blood cells and removal of other debris from the bloodstream, and also in holding a reservoir of blood. ... In anatomy, the stomach (in ancient Greek στόμαχος) is an organ in the alimentary canal used to digest food. ... A sex organ, or primary sexual characteristic, narrowly defined, is any of those parts of the body (which are not always bodily organs according to the strict definition) which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system in an complex organism; namely: Male: penis (notably the glans penis... Categories: Anatomy stubs | Reproductive system | Gynecology ... A womans clitoris extends from the visible portion to a point below the pubic bone. ... Male Anatomy The epididymis is part of the human male reproductive system and is present in all mammals. ... Human female internal reproductive anatomy Ovaries are a part of a female organism that produces eggs. ... The penis (plural penises or penes) or phallus is the external male copulatory organ, and, in mammals, the external male organ of urination. ... Human male anatomy The testicles, known medically as testes (singular testis), are the male generative glands in animals. ... Female internal reproductive anatomy The uterus or womb is the major female reproductive organ of most mammals, including humans. ... Human female internal reproductive anatomy The vagina (from the Latin for sheath or scabbard ) is the tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female mammals, or to the cloaca in female birds and some reptiles. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Democratici di Sinistra) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost 4,000,000 1... Roman Catholic priest LCDR Allen R. Kuss (USN) aboard USS Enterprise A priest or priestess is a holy man or woman who takes an officiating role in worship of any religion, with the distinguishing characteristic of offering sacrifices. ... The bronze sheeps liver of Piacenza, with Etruscan inscriptions A haruspex was a sort of augur in the Roman religion who practiced divination, by inspecting the entrails of sacrificed animals, especially the livers of sacrificed sheep. ... The Augur was a priest or official in ancient Rome. ...


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