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end

(end), [TA]
An extremity, or the most remote point of an extremity.
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end

[AS. ende]
A termination; an extremity.
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end

(3' or 5') one or other of the termini (the 3'- or the 5'-end) of a NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULE. These ends occur because of the way in which the NUCLEOTIDES are joined together in a POLYNUCLEOTIDE CHAIN by PHOSPHODIESTER BONDS. At one end of the chain there will be a free 3'-hydroxyl group and at the other end a 5'-phosphate group. See DNA STRUCTURE.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Patient discussion about end

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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When it was ended, the people clapped their hands and the animals clapped their paws, while Billina cackled and the Donkey King brayed approval.
When the story is ended, my love, when the story is ended--
Then now I think you will have no difficulty in understanding my meaning when I asked the question whether the end of anything would be that which could not be accomplished, or not so well accomplished, by any other thing?
And that to which an end is appointed has also an excellence?
"He was to blame in wearing away his youth in contemplation with the end of poetizing in his manhood.
The endless ballad had come to an end at last, and the whole diminished company about the camp-fire had broken into the chorus I had heard so often:
She recaptured the sense of space, which is the basis of all earthly beauty, and, starting from Howards End, she attempted to realize England.
If these two together don't harden my heart against the coldness which has hitherto frozen it up (I mean the coldness of your treatment of me), there will be the end of my efforts--and the end of my life.
I yielded to my father, I yielded to you; and this is the end of it!
For whatsoever affairs pass such a man's hands, he crooketh them to his own ends; which must needs be often eccentric to the ends of his master, or state.
David tried to pull the stocking out of the hole, but it was so long that it never came to an end, and when it measured six times the length of the room he had to cover his mouth again.
Ends, "but I paid the printer not an hour ago, and he took my ready change.