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solid organ

An internal organ that has a firm tissue consistency and is neither hollow (such as the organs of the gastrointestinal tract) nor liquid (such as blood). Such organs include the heart, kidney, liver, lungs, and pancreas.
See also: organ


a somewhat independent body part that performs a specific function or functions.

organ of Corti
the organ lying against the basilar membrane in the cochlear duct, containing special sensory receptors for hearing, and consisting of neuroepithelial hair cells and several types of supporting cells.
effector organ
a muscle or gland that contracts or secretes, respectively, in direct response to nerve impulses.
enamel organ
see enamel organ.
female reproductive organ
paired ovaries, uterine tubes, uterus, vagina and vulva.
genital organ
see penis, vulva, etc.
Golgi tendon organ
gustatory organ
taste bud.
gustus organ
see taste bud.
organ of Jacobson
see vomeronasal organ (below).
male reproductive organ
paired testes, gonadal duct systems (epididymis, ductus deferens), accessory glands, urethra, penis, prepuce and scrotum.
ocular organ
see eye.
olfactory organ
the organ of smell in the nasal mucosa consisting of specialized cells with a tuft of very fine processes protruding into the nasal cavity. Internally they communicate with the olfactory nerves which pass through the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone to synapse with cells in the glomeruli of the olfactory bulb of the brain.
reproductive o's
those concerned with reproduction. See also penis, vulva, etc.
sense o's, sensory o's
organs that receive stimuli that give rise to sensations, i.e. organs that translate certain forms of energy into nerve impulses which are perceived as special sensations.
solid organ
any organ which does not contain a cavity or lumen and which is not gaseous; that is an organ which consists of parenchyma and stroma, the latter often arranged as trabeculae or surrounding groups of parenchymatous cells to provide support, e.g. liver, kidney.
spiral organ
organ of Corti.
spiral organ of the inner ear
the cochlea.
subfornical organ
a small tubercle in the floor of the third ventricle.
target organ
the organ affected by a particular hormone.
tubular organ
an organ characterized by the presence of a lumen and four concentric tunics in its wall; centrifugally the layers are mucosal, submucosal, muscular and adventitia-serosal.
urinary organ's
vascular organ of the lamina terminalis
in the wall of the third ventricle of the brain.
vestibulocochlear organ
the cochlear duct, semicircular canals, utricle and saccule that occupy the osseous labyrinth.
vestigial organ
an undeveloped organ that, in the embryo or in some remote ancestor, was well developed and functional.
vomeronasal organ
part of the olfactory sense system that consists of a pair of fleshy tubes found on the floor of the nasal cavity on either side of the nasal septum, supported by cartilage sleeve. Probably concerned with scenting and aftersmell of food.
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Figure 2009-2014 Novartis Solid Organ Transplant Immunosuppressant Product Capacity Production (Ton) and Growth Rate 51
The transmission of rabies virus through cornea transplantation has been described, but transmission through solid organ transplantation was not recognized before 2004 (23).
Cocuklarda da eriskinlerde oldugu gibi solid organ transplantasyonlarinda enfeksiyonlar; ozellikle de CMV onemli bir morbidite ve mortalite nedenidir.
Solid organ transplant-associated acute GVHD often occurs between 2 to 6 weeks after liver transplantation, (3) although this is variable with late-onset cases seen in other transplant settings.
Minimally invasive surgery has also been used for the treatment of complications following conservative management of solid organ injuries.
We evaluated tissues collected from a deceased donor who was associated with transmission of WNV through solid organ transplantation to determine if WNV RNA, viral antigen, or infectious viral particles could be detected in postmortem tissues.
Novartis says everolimus is the most-extensively studied immunosuppressant in solid organ transplantation with more than 10,000 transplant recipients enrolled in Novartis-sponsored clinical trials worldwide.
With modern immunosuppression, solid organ transplantation is the ideal management for all end-organ failure.
Only 25 solid organ transplants per million of the population are carried out each year, owing to a lack of donors.
The first reported cases of rabies transmission via solid organ transplantation have been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The development of novel immunosuppressants, coupled with advances in immunology, surgical techniques, donor selection and postoperative care have all contributed to improved outcomes for solid organ transplants, which is now established treatment for organ failure of the kidney, pancreas, liver, heart or lung.
We have found a set of genes in blood that pick up inflammation and acute rejection in different solid organ transplants and thus can replace the need for an invasive biopsy in the future, said senior author Minnie Sarwal, MD, PhD, professor of transplant surgery at UCSF.