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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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tar·get or·gan

a tissue or organ on which a hormone exerts its action; generally, a tissue or organ with appropriate receptors for a hormone.
Synonym(s): target (3)
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target organ

Endocrinology A specific organ that a particular hormone affects
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tar·get or·gan

(tahr'gĕt ōr'găn)
A tissue or organ on which a hormone exerts its action; generally, a tissue or organ with appropriate receptors for a hormone.
Synonym(s): target (3) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tar·get or·gan

(tahr'gĕt ōr'găn)
Tissue or organ on which a hormone exerts its action.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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This can be a future drawback in the clinic if target tissue is not available, and perhaps more so, as nowadays, because of improving NGS technologies and lowered genetic testing costs, physicians are moving toward genetic testing in NMDs as a first-pass diagnosis, bypassing the somewhat invasive and expensive muscle biopsy procedure.
A current challenge to using siRNA to block growth of cancerous tumors or guide cell behavior in tissue engineering, is that the tiny material rapidly disperses when injected in the bloodstream or directly into target tissues.
The amount of chemical that reaches the target tissue is a result of all three of the above.
The narrow tip permits precise coagulation of the target tissue with less thermal injury to adjacent structures.
Gene therapy can be thought of as inserting a functioning gene into a target tissue to replace a defective gene; it should allow physicians to treat the underlying causes of diseases like cystic fibrosis, asthma, and cancer rather than just the symptoms.
'Nearly all micro-organisms must secure themselves to their target tissue in order to cause disease.
Resveratrol had no effect on estrogen target tissue, even at amounts corresponding to "drinking 70 L of red wine per day for 3 weeks."
* A hormone may travel through your entire body in your bloodstream before reaching the target tissue where it makes chemical changes.
Further, if processed correctly, the stem cells release a naturally occurring nanoparticle, called an exosome, that packages and protects the molecules, and then delivers the molecules to target tissue.” Dr.
ADCs enable delivery of drugs to the target tissue.
The device concentrates dosage to the target tissue with minimum exposure of healthy surrounding tissue and organs.