end organ
noun Date: 1875 a structure forming the end of a neural path and consisting of an effector or a receptor with its associated nerve terminations

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  • end-organ — adj of or relating to an organ (as the liver or kidney) that is ultimately affected by a chronic or progressive disease or condition <diabetic end organ damage> <predictions of end organ function and failure in severe sepsis (G. J.… …   Medical dictionary

  • End organ — End End ([e^]nd), n. [OE. & AS. ende; akin to OS. endi, D. einde, eind, OHG. enti, G. ende, Icel. endir, endi, Sw. [ a]nde, Dan. ende, Goth. andeis, Skr. anta. [root]208. Cf. {Ante }, {Anti }, {Answer}.] 1. The extreme or last point or part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • end organ — n a structure forming the peripheral terminus of a path of nerve conduction and consisting of an effector or a receptor with its associated nerve terminations * * * a specialized structure at the end of a peripheral nerve, acting as a receptor… …   Medical dictionary

  • end organ — n. any specialized structure at the peripheral end of nerve fibers having either sensory or motor functions …   English World dictionary

  • end organ — end′ or gan n. cbl one of several specialized structures at the peripheral end of sensory or motor nerve fibers • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • end organ — noun a specialized structure at the peripheral end of some motor or sensory nerve fibers • Hypernyms: ↑organ • Hyponyms: ↑end plate, ↑endplate, ↑motor end plate, ↑osmoreceptor …   Useful english dictionary

  • end organ — a specialized structure at the end of a peripheral nerve, acting as a receptor for a particular sensation. Taste buds, in the tongue, are end organs subserving the sense of taste …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • end organ — /ˈɛnd ɔgən/ (say end awguhn) noun one of several specialised structures found at the peripheral end of sensory or motor nerve fibres …   Australian English dictionary

  • end organ — Cell Biol. one of several specialized structures at the peripheral end of sensory or motor nerve fibers. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • End organ damage — End organ or target organ damage usually refers to damage occurring in major organs fed by the circulatory system (heart, kidneys, brain, eyes) which can sustain damage due to uncontrolled [hypertension, hypotension,or hypovolemia.] …   Wikipedia

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