end organ

noun

Definition of end organ 

: a structure forming the end of a neural path and consisting of an effector or a receptor with its associated nerve terminations

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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end-organ

adjective

Medical Definition of end-organ 

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: of or relating to an organ (as the liver or kidney) that is ultimately affected by a chronic or progressive disease or condition diabetic end-organ damage predictions of end-organ function and failure in severe sepsis— G. J. Slotman

end organ

noun

Medical Definition of end organ (Entry 2 of 2)

: a structure forming the peripheral terminus of a path of nerve conduction and consisting of an effector or a receptor with its associated nerve terminations

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