organs organs  /ˈɔr ɡənz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) edible viscera of a butchered animal

Usage(s):

  1. Taking a page out of a science fiction tale, a scientist at Wake Forest University has figured out how to grow human organs in the lab.
  2. Lifesharers is trying to settle the competition for organs in a fair way: before you get one, you should be willing to give one.
  3. Facing a shortage of kidneys and long hospital waiting lists, Singapore ponders going where few countries have gone before: legalizing the buying and selling of organs.

News

  1. Transplanted Organs Don't Affect Outcomes for Trauma Victims: Study

    Title: Transplanted Organs Don't Affect Outcomes for Trauma Victims: Study Category: Health News Created: 6/14/2013 12:35:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
    on June 18, 2013     Source: MedicineNet.com

  2. Should organs be grown in a lab to ease shortages?

    Dr. Anthony Atala holds the “scaffolding� for a human kidney created by a 3-D printer in a laboratory at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Wednesday, May 8. The university is experimenting with various ways to create replacement organs for human implantation, from altering animal parts to building them from scratch with a patient’s own cells.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Commercial Dispatch

  3. To ease shortage of organs, grow them in a lab?

    Lungs and other organs for transplant are scarce, but what if there were another way to save lives? What if you could grow a custom-made organ in a lab?
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  1. 1:03 pm | On His Health "I now have the liver of a mid-20s person who died in a car crash and was generous enough to donate their organs, and I wouldn't be here without such generosity," Mr. Jobs says.
    on Sep 9, 2009 By: Steve Jobs Source: New York Times

  2. "I was profoundly and still am profoundly grateful to them, particularly in those days because it wasn't common (to donate organs). It required a lot of social conscience," Starzl said.
    on Jul 6, 2008 By: Thomas E Starzl Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "The Hyde Act is an enabling provision that is between the executive and the legislative organs of the US Government," External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in a suo motu statement on foreign policy-related developments in the Lok Sabha.
    on Mar 3, 2008 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: Times of India

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