Aorta

==Structure== ===Sections=== In anatomical sources, the aorta is usually divided into sections. One way of classifying a part of the aorta is by anatomical compartment, where the thoracic aorta (or thoracic part of the aorta) runs from the heart to the diaphragm. The aorta then continues downward as the abdominal aorta (or abdominal part of the ao...
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aorta

(a-or´tә) pl. aor´tae, aortas the great artery arising from the left ventricle, being the main trunk from which the systemic arterial system proceeds. It arises from the left ventricle of the heart, passes upward (ascending aorta), bends over (aortic arch), and then proceeds downward (descending aorta); the latter ...
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aorta

(a-or;tua) The major systemic vessel of the arterial system of the body, emerging from the left ventricle.
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aorta

[n] - the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries
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Aorta

• (n.) The great artery which carries the blood from the heart to all parts of the body except the lungs; the main trunk of the arterial system.
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aorta

<anatomy> The largest artery in the body which has its origin at the heart. It gives off branches to the extremities, neck and major organs for the purpose of supplying oxygenated blood. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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aorta

noun the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries
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Aorta

A·or'ta noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to lift, heave.] (Anat.) The great artery which carries the blood from the heart to all parts of the body except the lungs; the main trunk of the arterial system. » In fishes and the early stages of all higher vertebrates the aorta divides ...
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Aorta

A blood-containing tube that extends forward from the heart and is open anteriorly.
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aorta

aorta (āôr'tu) , primary artery of the circulatory system in mammals, delivering oxygenated blood to all other arteries except those of the lungs. The human aorta, c.1 in. (2.54 cm) in diameter, originates at the left ventricle of the heart. After supplying the coronary arteries that...
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Aorta

Aorta: The largest artery in the body, the aorta arises from the left ventricle of the heart, goes up (ascends) a little ways, bends over (arches), then goes down (descends) through the chest and through the abdomen to where ends by dividing into two arteries called the common iliac arteries that go to the legs. Anatomically, the aorta is tradition...
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aorta

in vertebrates and some invertebrates, the blood vessel (or vessels) carrying blood from the heart to all the organs and other structures of the ... [10 related articles]
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Aorta

It is the main artery leading out of heart carrying oxygenated blood.
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aorta

Large artery coming from the heart
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Aorta

The anterior, non-chambered, narrow part of the insect heart which opens into the head.
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Aorta

The aorta is the body's largest blood vessel. It arches out of the heart and down toward the lower body. It has a diameter of about one inch and blood rushes through it at a speed of about eight inches per second. The aorta is divided into several parts: the ascending aorta, the arch of the aorta, and the thoracic and abdominal portions of the desc...
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Aorta

The artery responsible for bringing blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Lying faceup during pregnancy can compress the aorta.
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aorta

The artery that carries blood from the left ventricle for distribution throughout the tissues of the body. The largest diameter and thickest walled artery in the body.
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Aorta

The artery that carries blood from the left ventricle for distribution throughout the tissues of the
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The body's main artery, arising from the left ventricle of the heart in birds and mammals. Carrying freshly oxygenated blood, it arches over the top of the heart and descends through the trunk, finally splitting in the lower abdomen to form the two iliac arteries. Arteries branching off the arch of the aorta carry blood to the upper body. Loss ...
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Aorta

The front-most, non-pulsating portion of the dorsal blood vessel of an insect.
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AORTA

The great vessel arising from the left ventricle of the heart, that feeds blood through the arterial system into the body.
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Aorta

The largest artery in the body and the main vessel to supply blood from the heart.
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aorta

The largest artery in the body. It carries oxygen-rich blood away from the heart to vessels that reach the rest of the body.
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Aorta

The largest artery in the heart that carries oxygen-enriched blood to the body. Pregnant women should avoid lying on their back because the aorta and vena cava become compressed, which can cause low blood pressure and decreased oxygen levels to the fetus.
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