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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. A termination or conclusion.
2. A nerve ending.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


1. A termination or conclusion.
2. A nerve ending.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


1. A termination or conclusion.
2. A nerve ending.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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.

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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.

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The results were in and she and the other contestants walked out." Existing algorithms generated these possible endings: "She was disappointed she couldn't have to learn how to win," and "The next day, she was happy to have a new friend." The CMU algorithm produced this ending: "Megan won the pageant competition."
I also had considered Hemingway's advice never to empty the well, and so the endings of my novels and short stories were sometimes inconclusive.
Carter Bays, co-creator of the series, on Friday tweeted about the alternate ending, which is simply edited differently than what was aired on Monday.
Great endings are a culmination of a series of thoughts, ideas, moments and feelings."
We sell tourism domains and websites with .com, .net and .co.uk endings. Four years ago, we sold the domain visitcalifornia.co.uk to the California Travel and Tourism Authority for pounds 1,200 (far too cheaply) because they wanted to target British tourists.
"It is good to believe in happy endings because that gives you hope, but don't spend your whole life waiting for a happy ending.
Based on a book by poet Carol Ann Duffy, the play tells the tale of Jub who is responsible for collecting and sending out the happy endings for all bedtime stories across the world.
Every person has his own happy ending. Yours can be wealth, mine can be true love, and another's can be family, but these never last.
Just like movies with alternate endings, we have a choice about how we handle "endings" in our careers.
This update of the 2003 edition adds new case studies featuring both successful and unsuccessful outcomes and expanded material on planned endings with families, youth experience of such endings, agency administrators' role in facilitating positive endings, and clinicians' responses to client suicide.
The sooner both parties can talk with each other about ending the relationship, the better off they both will be.
Indeed, so confused were readers by the ending of Louis de Bernieres' Captain Corelli's Mandolin, that 49 per cent thought it had a happy ending, while 51 per cent gave it a sad ending.