Visceral organ are large bodily organs located within the cavities of the torso. They are also known collectively as the viscera and are located within three major body cavities: the chest, the abdomen and the pelvis. The cavities in the chest and pelvis have special names, called thoracic and cervical.Know More
The visceral organs of the thorax are protected by the ribs and sternum. They include the heart, which is centrally located high in the chest and slightly to the left, and the lungs, which are located behind the heart and almost fill the ribcage from left to right. Underneath the lungs is a sheet of muscle called the diaphragm, which divides the chest from the abdomen and forces air in and out of the lungs. Higher up, above the ribs, are the thyroid gland and the trachea. They are only partially protected via cartilage in the neck.
The visceral organs of the abdomen include the stomach, the large and small intestines, the pancreas, the kidneys, the appendix, the adrenal gland, the gall bladder, the liver, the spleen and the peritoneum. The peritoneum is a membrane that surrounds the other organs and provides them with structural support within the abdomen via the secretion of a liquid called serous fluid. Many of these organs are specialized for the digestion of food. No protective bone is present in the abdomen, although strong muscles and fat storage in this area does provide a buffer between these organs and the outside world.
The visceral organs of the cervix are protected by the pelvic bone, and many are specialized for reproduction or excretion of waste. They include the bladder, the ovaries and testicles, the uterus, and the rectum. Testicles are located within the pelvis at birth, until they descend into the scrotum at puberty.Learn more about Organs
The major organs of the excretory system are the skin, the lungs, the kidneys, the liver, the urinary system and the large intestine. These organs function to eliminate waste and excess materials from the body, but the excretory system doesn't have a formal anatomical classification.Full Answer >
Organs contained in the epigastric region of the human abdomen include parts or all of the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, small intestine, kidneys and spleen according to the Westport Public School System in Connecticut. These organs are part of the digestive, endocrine, excretory or lymphatic systems. The epigastric region, or epigastrium, is one of nine regions of the abdomen.Full Answer >
The organs found in the left upper quadrant are the left sections of the liver and kidney, adrenal gland, spleen, stomach, pancreas, colon's splenic flexure and lower portion of the colon. The left upper quadrant is the area of the abdomen that is on the left side region of the navel and extends up to the left rib cage.Full Answer >
Some average weights of human organs include 1.5 ounces for the bladder, 9.6 ounces for the heart, 47 ounces for a brain and 55 ounces for the liver, according to Ohio State University's Department of Pathology. Weights of organs vary from males to females, and the weights of larger organs can differ among individuals by several ounces.Full Answer >