Referring to the viscera, the internal organs of the body, specifically those within the chest (as the heart or lungs) or abdomen (as the liver, pancreas or intestines).
In a figurative sense, something “visceral” is felt “deep down.” It is a “gut feeling.”
- Visceral leishmaniasis
the British pathologist William Boog Leishman who in 1903 wrote about the protozoa that causes kala-azar and the researcher C. Donovan, who made the same discovery independently the same year.
- Visceral pericardium
The inner layer of the pericardium.
An internal organ of the body, specifically one within the chest (as the heart or lungs) or abdomen (as the liver, pancreas or intestines). “Viscus” is the Latin word for “an organ of the body.” The plural of “viscus” is “viscera.”
- Vision therapy
The use of special eye exercises to address eye defects, such as strabismus. Some vision therapists claim that eye exercises can help people with neurological or learning disabilities. Vision therapy is not proven for the latter use, although some patients do report improvement.
- Vision, central
A process in which millions of cells change light into nerve signals that tell the brain what the person is seeing. As a person reads, drives, and performs other activities that require fine, sharp, straight-ahead vision, light is focused onto the macula in the center of the retina, the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the […]