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ending

 [end´ing]
a finishing or final part of something, especially the peripheral termination of a nerve or nerve fiber. Called also terminatio and terminus.
free nerve ending the type of neural receptor with the simplest form, in which the peripheral nerve fiber divides into fine branches that terminate freely in connective tissue or epithelium.

end·ing

(end'ing),
1. A termination or conclusion.
2. A nerve ending.

end·ing

(end'ing)
1. A termination or conclusion.
2. A nerve ending.

end·ing

(end'ing)
1. A termination or conclusion.
2. A nerve ending.

ending,

n a termination; the point at which something is concluded.
ending, annulospiral,
n a nerve ending, associated with an intrafusal muscle fiber, that is stimulated by a stretch impulse resulting from the extension of a muscle. The ending is in the form of a gradual spiral around the length of the intrafusal muscle fiber in the muscle spindle and is connected to the coarse myelinated fibers.
ending, flower spray,
n a sensory nerve ending that is attached to the distal end of an intrafusal muscle fiber and that is stimulated when the muscle fiber contracts, pulling on the nerve ending.
ending, free nerve,
n the peripheral terminal of the sensory nerve.

ending

a termination, especially the peripheral termination of a nerve or nerve fiber.

Patient discussion about ending

Q. Does ascites mean it's the end? My mother, age 65 was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in a routine US examination. It was also diagnosed she already has mild ascites. Does that mean her cancer is metastatic?

A. Ascites can render the staging of the cancer as metastatic, but it depends on the specific characters of the ascites, so further testing is needed here.

Q. I ended the chemo treatments at the end of May. How long does it take to get back to near normal? I still can't eat the things I love, I smell funny burn odors, dizziness and lack of energy. I realize my life has changed, but is this what I'll be like forever? Please tell me how long it took you to recover....:))

A. I can't give you an exact time. Chemo is a very big change for your body and everyone takes different time to recover. I am sure that within the next few weeks you will start feeling much better.

Q. Do you want to end because of a vaccination in a wheel chair? It is already about 12 years ago. I met a mother with her kids. One came always in a wheel chair to the services. His terrible story is still in my mind. It could be shown, that because of a vaccination he got the cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) and then spastic paralysis.

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