Definition of splanchnic in English:

splanchnic

Syllabification: splanch·nic
Pronunciation: /ˈsplaNGknik
 
/

adjective

Of or relating to the viscera or internal organs, especially those of the abdomen.
More example sentences
  • Radiation of the pain to the back indicating retroperitoneal invasion of the splanchnic nerve plexus by the tumour occurs in a quarter of patients.
  • The main nerve trunks linking the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system are known as the vagus and splanchnic nerves.
  • Gastrointestinal autonomic neuropathy may cause paresis anywhere in the digestive tract, with damage to small myelinated and unmyelinated splanchnic nerves.

Origin

late 17th century: from modern Latin splanchnicus, from Greek splankhnikos, from splankhna 'entrails'.

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