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organ

 [or´gan]
accessory digestive o's (accessory o's of digestive system) organs and structures not part of the alimentary canal that aid in digestion; they include the teeth, salivary glands, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.
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 a process of epithelium forming a cap over a dental papilla and developing into the enamel.
end organ end-organ.
Golgi tendon organ any of the mechanoreceptors arranged in series with muscle in the tendons of mammalian muscles, being the receptor for stimuli responsible for the lengthening reaction.
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 that are perceived as special sensations.
spiral organ organ of Corti.
target organ the organ affected by a particular hormone.
vestigial organ an undeveloped organ that, in the embryo or in some remote ancestor, was well developed and functional.
o's of Zuckerkandl para-aortic bodies.
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e·nam·el or·gan

a circumscribed mass of ectodermal cells budded off from the dental lamina; it becomes cup shaped and develops on its internal face the ameloblast layer of cells that produce the enamel cap of a developing tooth. It has three layers in the cap stage and four layers in the bell stage of tooth development.
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e·nam·el or·gan

(ĕ-nam'ĕl ōr'găn)
A circumscribed mass of ectodermal cells budded off from the dental lamina; it develops the ameloblast layer of cells, which produces the enamel cap of a developing tooth.
Synonym(s): dental organ.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

e·nam·el or·gan

(ĕ-nam'ĕl ōr'găn)
Circumscribed mass of ectodermal cells budded off from dental lamina; becomes cup shaped and develops on its internal face the ameloblast layer of cells that produce enamel cap of developing tooth. It has three layers in the cap stage and four in bell stage of tooth development.
Synonym(s): dental organ.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Ameloblastoma a locally invasive odontogenic tumour arising from the remnants of the dental lamina and dental organ or odontogenic epithelium.
A higher penetration of methylene blue (therefore, a greater demineralization) was observed in the dental organs untreated with the ClinproTM XT varnish compared to the group where it was applied (Fig.
This can be due to the fact of the dental organs studied, were previously in the oral cavity, where the cervical segment is more likely to suffer demineralization because of the accumulation of dental biofilm in this specific zone.
In my search for the cause of degeneration of the human face and the dental organs I have been unable to find an approach to the problem through the study of affected individuals and diseased tissues.