From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Greater splanchnic nerve.png
Greater splanchnic nerve, seen in thoracic cavity seen from left side.
Lower half of right sympathetic cord.
Latin organa interna
Nerve splanchnic nerves
Anatomical terminology

Splanchnic, from a Greek word splēn, meaning organ,[1] usually used to describe visceral organs.[2] The term "splanchnologia" is used for grouping in Nomina Anatomica,[3] but not in Terminologia Anatomica. It includes most of the structures usually considered "internal organs", but not all (for example, the heart is excluded.)[3]

More specifically, it can also refer to:


  1. ^ Autonomics of the Head and Neck - Page 4 of 14 anatomy module at med.umich.edu
  2. ^ "splanchnic - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary". Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  3. ^ a b Rosse C, Mejino JL, Modayur BR, Jakobovits R, Hinshaw KP, Brinkley JF (1998). "Motivation and organizational principles for anatomical knowledge representation: the digital anatomist symbolic knowledge base". J Am Med Inform Assoc 5 (1): 17–40. doi:10.1136/jamia.1998.0050017. PMC 61273. PMID 9452983. 
  4. ^ Parks, DA; Jacobson, ED (July 1985). "Physiology of the splanchnic circulation.". Archives of internal medicine 145 (7): 1278–81. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360070158027. PMID 4015279. 
  5. ^ Takala, J (July 1996). "Determinants of splanchnic blood flow.". British journal of anaesthesia 77 (1): 50–8. doi:10.1093/bja/77.1.50. PMID 8703630.