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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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It is clear that the cochlea and the vestibular end organs have a common evolutionary origin and can utilize the same principle of mechano-electric transduction with the help of the sensory hair cells.
"The Impella heart pumps offer the ability to provide percutaneous hemodynamic stability to high-risk patients in need of rapid and effective treatment by unloading the heart, perfusing the end organs, and ultimately, allowing for the opportunity to recover native heart function."
Full understanding of pelvic pain may come from studying changes in neurologic systems, not in gyn 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.
With longer recovery delays, end organs undergo irreversible changes.