end organ

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end organ

The encapsulated termination of a sensory nerve.
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end organ

(Anatomy) anatomy the expanded end of a peripheral motor or sensory nerve
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end′ or`gan

one of several specialized structures at the peripheral end of sensory or motor nerve fibers.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.end organ - a specialized structure at the peripheral end of some motor or sensory nerve fibersend organ - a specialized structure at the peripheral end of some motor or sensory nerve fibers
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
endplate, end-plate, motor end plate - the flattened end of a motor neuron that transmits neural impulses to a muscle
osmoreceptor - sensory end organ that responds to changes in osmotic pressure
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end or·gan

n. órgano terminal.
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Many had disseminated infections with end organ dysfunction, and onset occurred both inside and outside the hospital setting.
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We prevented fluctuations in baseline BP to avoid end organ damage, and maintained EtC[O.sub.2] between 35 and 40 mmHg during anesthesia.
The strong oxidative effects of manganese can lead to necrosis (tissue death) of the mucous membrane and esophagus. Arsenic was detected in 17.9 percent of the aerosolized samples which can lead to significant multiple end organ damage with long-term exposure."
Acute ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI), skeletal muscle injury, and associated secondary end organ damage can occur following revascularization of a limb following prolonged tourniquet-induced ischemia.
Functional impairment of the vestibular end organ resulting from impulse noise exposure.
"However, the teens in question are unlikely to have advanced end organ damage and will more often than not be [symptom-free]," said Griffin.
Hyperviscosity syndrome is associated with serious clinical manifestations including visual discomfort (retinopathy, retinal hemorrhages), shortness of breath (pulmonary insufficiency), priapism, and other symptoms related to end organ damage [5,7].