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

First Known Use of end organ

1875


Medical Dictionary

end-organ

adjective

medical Definition of end-organ

: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

: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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