target organ


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Noun1.target organ - (radiology) organ intended to receive the therapeutic dose of a radioactive substance
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
radiology - the branch of medical science dealing with the medical use of X-rays or other penetrating radiation
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Hypertensive children should be assessed for target organ damage, which can affect the heart, retina, kidneys and nervous system.
In order to approach the ambitious task of mapping mechanisms specific for these potential target organs, a three-step approach was taken to identify the potential pathways of target organ toxicity.
Kidneys are the target organ of hypertension, as well as the initiating organ of renal hypertension, and hypertension is related to the occurrence and progression of CKD (Bloomfield et al., 2013; Zheng et al., 2013).
The study showed that acute or worsening heart failure was the most frequent target organ injury (49.6 per cent) followed by non-ST elevation myocardial infarction-type of heart attack (41.7 per cent).
"Carefully selected interventions that improve patients' adherence to medications, and strategies that help providers to overcome clinical inertia, or a failure to increase therapy when blood pressure goals are unmet, may potentially reduce target organ damage associated with hypertensive emergencies." ( ANI )
Evaluation should then include identification of contributing lifestyle issues, detection of drugs interfering with antihypertensive medication effectiveness, screening for secondary hypertension, and assessment of target organ damage.
To look for evidence of target organ damage in hypertensive patients.
Compared to whites, hypertension in blacks is more prevalent, more severe, has an onset earlier in life, and is linked to a higher burden of target organ damage.
Akoglu, "Association between salt sensitivity and target organ damage in essential hypertension," American Journal of Hypertension, vol.
If undiagnosed, high blood pressure can lead to"possible target organ damage in the brain, eyes, heart and kidneys," said study leader Dr.
"It is recommended that echocardiography be performed to assess for cardiac target organ damage (left ventricular mass, geometry, and function) at the time of consideration of pharmacologic treatment of HTN," they wrote, suggesting repeat echocardiography could be used to monitor target organ damage at 6- to 12-month intervals.