- one of several specialized structures at the peripheral end of sensory or motor nerve fibers.
Origin of end organ
First recorded in 1875–80
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It would sound more accurate if one could say "demanding some end-organ different from those which we know that we possess."Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death
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This method is an end-organ anesthesia, and the solutions employed are strong and act because of their drug content.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
- anatomy the expanded end of a peripheral motor or sensory nerve
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- The encapsulated termination of a sensory nerve.
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