aorta

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  • Info The aorta is the main artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it splits into two smaller arteries (the common iliac arteries). more...
  • Soon after it leaves the heart the aorta begins to send out branches to various organs. Cited from First Book in Physiology and Hygiene, by J.H. Kellogg
  • The aorta may also be torn at the point where it is connected to the heart.
  • In fish, however, there are two separate vessels referred to as aortas.
  • For an instant Kent felt that his aorta was about to give away. Cited from Valley Of Silent Men, by James Oliver Curwo
  • The left side of the heart, the aorta and its great branches were loaded with black blood. Cited from Essay on the Influence of Tobacco upon Life and Health, by R. D. Mussey
  • The heart runs the entire length of the body, with an aorta stretching into the head.
  • Another system divides the aorta with respect to its course and the direction of blood flow.
  • S: Then We would certainly have cut off his aorta. Cited from Three Translations of The Koran (Al-Qur'an) side by side
  • Four days after his wife's burial, he got a large rift in the aorta.
  • They may all be regarded as branches of the aorta. Cited from A Practical Physiology, by Albert F. Blaisdell
  • This was the first case of successful ascending aorta repair described in the world medical literature.
  • Although the incident did not seem serious, it developed that he had a weak spot in his aorta, which led to his death.
  • These force a part of the mixed blood into the lungs, the other part of it going through the aorta into the body. Cited from The Evolution of Man, V.2, by Ernst Haeckel
  • In some groups, these two vessels arise directly from the heart, so that the animal may be said to have two aortas.
  • I've seen him jab all round the aorta until it made me jumpy to watch him. Cited from Round The Red Lamp, By Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The two aortas are connected by a number of vessels, one passing through each of the gills.
  • The aorta proceeded for about 3 inches of its course before giving off any branches. Cited from Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3, by Various
  • Over a three-year period, his pulmonary vein was converted into an aorta.
  • The adults usually live attached to the inner walls of the aorta.
  • I, J, K, are branches of the aorta, going to the head and arms. Cited from A Treatise on Domestic Economy, by Catherine Esther Beecher
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Meaning of aorta

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