HyperDic: end_organ

English > 1 sense of the expression end organ:
NOUNbodyend organa specialized structure at the peripheral end of some motor or sensory nerve fibers
English > end organ: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA specialized structure at the peripheral end of some motor or sensory nerve fibers.
Narrowerend-plate, endplate, motor end plateThe flattened end of a motor neuron that transmits neural impulses to a muscle
osmoreceptorsensory end organ that responds to changes in osmotic pressure
BroaderorganA fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function

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