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target organ Syllabification: tar·get or·gan

Definition of target organ in English:


Physiology & Medicine
A specific organ on which a hormone, drug, or other substance acts.
Example sentences
  • The progestin component provides competitive antagonism to androgen at its receptors, reducing the action of testosterone at the target organ.
  • The dose of a poison a person is exposed to is not equivalent to the amount that enters the body, but rather the amount that reaches the target organ.
  • When an organ or tissue is under investigation a radioactive tracer can be injected into the patient and allowed to get to the target organ.
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