aortic opening

Synonym for aortic hiatus ... The opening in the diaphragm bounded by the two crura, the vertebral column, and the median arcuate ligament, through which pass the aorta and thoracic duct. ... Synonym: hiatus aorticus, aortic foramen, aortic opening. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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aortic opening

Type: Term Synonyms: aortic hiatus
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Aortic opening

The aortic opening (aortic orifice) is a circular aperture, in front and to the right of the atrioventricular, from which it is separated by the anterior cusp of the bicuspid valve. Its orifice is guarded by the aortic semilunar valves. The portion of the ventricle immediately below the aortic orifice is termed the aortic vestibule, and possesses ...
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