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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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[32] Coban et al and Yanchuan et al measured hs-CRP in hypertensive retinopathy in essential hypertension and found that hs-CRP levels correlated with degree of hypertension and end organ damage including retinopathy.
Takayasu's arteritis is a progressive disorder with varied clinical features indicative of vascular involvement, end organ damage making general anesthesia for laparoscopic surgery particularly challenging.
Additionally, reduction in the expression of chemotactic proteins MIP-1a and MIP-2 involved in the recruitment and activation of neutrophils may infer reduced inflammatory leukocyte trafficking to sites of end organ damage downstream of reperfusion.
Two mechanisms are involved in the pattern of destruction of the vestibular end organs by the effect of noise: the first is direct mechanical destruction, whereas the second is metabolic decompensation resulting in degeneration of the sensory elements.
Signs ofair embolism depend upon the end organ supplied by the involved vasculature.
With the potential for end organ heart, kidney and brain-related complications in mind, a physician should probe the possibility of chest discomfort, dyspnoea and signs of congestive cardiac failure (as indicators for incipient cardiovascular complications), headache, visual changes, dizziness and altered consciousness (potential harbingers of neurological complications) as well as recent history of oliguria as a marker of possible related renal insult.
We think that the higher capability of starting and maintaining inflammation in younger patients may be responsible from the end organ damage and metabolic side effects seen more frequently in younger diabetics.
Hypertensive students were more likely to have evidence of end organ heart damage.
One possible explanation for greater alcohol related illness in South Asians relates to the biological factors that increase end organ damage.
His case, which is among hundreds documented by the Coalition for Organ-Failure Solutions (COFS), a Washington-based NGO working to end organ trafficking.
At best, it will leave a sufferer feeling like they have a permanent flu or a hangover, and at worst can lead to hospitalisation and end organ failure.
Wales has an unique opportunity to lead the way for patients with end organ failure within the UK.