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end organ

Syllabification: end or·gan

Definition of end organ in English:

noun

1 Anatomy A specialized, encapsulated ending of a peripheral sensory nerve, which acts as a receptor for a stimulus.
Example sentences
  • This behavioral bias might result in part from a mismatch between the spectral characteristics of the advertisement call and the most sensitive frequency of the peripheral end organ implicated in reception of these sounds.
  • Allergic airway inflammation is characterized by recruitment and activation of inflammatory cells as well as by increased activities of mucosal end organs.
  • These end organs differ in a variety of ways, including their frequency sensitivities.
2 another term for target organ.
Example sentences
  • Either of these receptors has an excitatory or inhibitory effect on the end organ.
  • The end organ effects of hypertension, particularly in the heart, brain and kidneys, can be devastating, leading to premature coronary, cerebral or renal arteriosclerosis.
  • The rest is metabolized after uptake into the end organ.

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