Definition of Aorta. Meaning of Aorta. Synonyms of Aorta

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Definition of Aorta

Aorta
Aorta A*or"ta, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? 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. Note: In fishes and the early stages of all higher vertebrates the aorta divides near its origin into several branches (the aortic arches) which pass in pairs round the [oe]sophagus and unite to form the systemic aorta. One or more pairs of these arches persist in amphibia and reptiles, but only one arch in birds and mammals, this being on the right side in the former, and on the left in the latter.

Meaning of Aorta from wikipedia

- The aorta (/eɪˈɔːrtə/ ay-OR-tə) is the main and largest artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down...
- The abdominal aorta is the largest artery in the abdominal cavity. As part of the aorta, it is a direct continuation of the descending aorta (of the thorax)...
- Aortic dissection (AD) occurs when an injury to the innermost layer of the aorta allows blood to flow between the layers of the aortic wall, forcing the...
- Coarctation of the aorta (CoA or CoAo), also called aortic narrowing, is a congenital condition whereby the aorta is narrow, usually in the area where...
- An overriding aorta is a congenital heart defect where the aorta is positioned directly over a ventricular septal defect (VSD), instead of over the left...
- The descending aorta is part of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. The descending aorta begins at the aortic arch and runs down through the chest...
- The descending thoracic aorta is a part of the aorta located in the thorax. It is the third and last part of the thoracic aorta and is a continuation of...
- the aorta, and its branches. Fetal ascending aorta Ascending aorta Ascending aorta Ascending aorta Ascending aorta Ascending aorta Ascending aorta Ascending...
- arch of the aorta, or transverse aortic arch (English: /eɪˈɔːrtɪk/) is the part of the aorta between the ascending and descending aorta. The arch travels...
- The first part of the systemic circulation is the aorta, a m****ive and thick-walled artery. The aorta arches and gives branches supplying the upper part...