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end organ

[′end ‚ȯr·gən]
(neuroscience)
The expanded termination of a nerve fiber in muscle, skin, mucous membrane, or other structure.
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Perhaps even more intriguing is the notion that pelvic pain may ultimately be elucidated through the study of changes in neurologic systems rather than changes in gynecologic end organs themselves.
Chemical labyrinthectomy refers to the elimination of the vestibular end organs, especially the utricle and semicircular canals, via transcanal instillation of an ototoxic drug such as streptomycin or gentamicin.
The end organs of the inner ear are conserved in vertebrate evolution and convey information about translational acceleration and gravity (Davis et al.