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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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end or·gan

the special structure containing the terminal of a nerve fiber in peripheral tissue such as muscle, tissue, skin, mucous membrane, or glands.
See also: ending.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

end organ

n.
The encapsulated termination of a sensory nerve.
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end or·gan

(end ōr'găn)
The special structure containing the terminal of a nerve fiber in peripheral tissue such as muscle, skin, mucous membrane, or glands.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

end organ

a single or multicellular organ situated at the end of a fibre of the peripheral nervous system (outside the CNS). It is either a receptor or a means of transferring a nerve impulse to an effector, as in a motor endplate (see ENDPLATE, MOTOR).
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

end or·gan

(end ōr'găn)
The special structure containing the terminal of a nerve fiber in peripheral tissue.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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