Splenectomy (Gk. splēn, spleen and Gk. ektomē, excision) is defined by Dorland1 as “excision or extirpation of the spleen.” Experimental removal of the spleen affords the student surgeon experience in vascular ligation and demonstrates the vasoconstrictive action of a sympathomimetic drug (epinephrine) on the spleen.
KeywordsSplenic Artery Sympathetic Stimulation Accessory Spleen Splenic Vessel Sympathomimetic Drug
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