aorta meaning

[ ei'ɔ:tə ] Pronunciation:   "aorta" in a sentence
  • Noun: aorta (aortae,aortas)  ey'ortu
    1. The large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries

    Derived forms: aortae, aortas

    See also: aortic

    Type of: arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery

    Encyclopedia: Aorta Aorta, abdominal Aorta, thoracic

  • [Medicine]
    The main trunk of the systemic arteries. n pl -tas or -tae : the large arterial trunk that carries blood from the heart to be distributed by branch arteries through the body


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  1. sudden deceleration may also result in shearing injury to the intima of the aorta.
  2. look at the heart, the aorta doesn't line up,
  3. this is about as normal as an adult aorta in america gets
  4. vasodilative effect and mechanism of taurine on thoracic aorta of rats
  5. the aorta in the middle shows many more larger plaques

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