Definition of end organ in English:

end organ

Syllabification: end or·gan


  • 1 Anatomy A specialized, encapsulated ending of a peripheral sensory nerve, which acts as a receptor for a stimulus.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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