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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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Clinical course of a donor and 3 recipients in a rabies outbreak associated with solid organ transplantation, Changsha, China, 2015-2016.
All four patients underwent solid organ transplantation during the same admission as their mucormycosis diagnosis and were receiving immunosuppressive medications as well as voriconazole for antifungal prophylaxis.
Great progress has been achieved in nonoperative treatment of solid organ injuries.
Oral valganciclovir is noninferior to intravenous ganciclovir for the treatment of cytomegalovirus disease in solid organ transplant recipients," American Journal of Transplantation, vol.
In view of increasing number of vehicles and consequently road traffic accidents, this study has been carried out to study the cases of blunt abdominal trauma resulting in Hemoperitoneum in solid organ injuries with reference to the patients presenting at new civil hospital, attached to Government Medical College, Surat with these aims and objectives.
Gunumuzde solid organ transplantasyonu (SOT) gittikce onem kazanmakta, eriskinlerde oldugu gibi cocuklarda da klinikte onemi artmaktadir.
The mechanism of GVHD after solid organ transplants is not clear.
Data Source: A meta-analysis of nine randomized controlled trials of ARBs that included data on new cancer occurrence, solid organ cancer occurrence, and cancer deaths.
Abdominal wall ecchymosis seen during initial examination is suggestive of possible hollow viscus, solid organ or spinal cord injuries.
In this context, Grulich and colleagues sought to better define the spectrum of cancers associated with immune suppression by pooling data from a number of observational studies in populations either immunosuppressed by HIV/AIDS or after solid organ transplantation.
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) has patented methods and compositions that enable effective delivery of nucleic acids to desired cells, including to a solid organ such as a mammalian heart.