arch of the aorta

arch of the aorta n the curved transverse part of the aorta that connects the ascending aorta with the descending aorta called also aortic arch

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  • Arch, aortic — The aortic arch is the second section of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. The aorta arises from the left ventricle of the heart and first goes up, then bends, and goes down. The part that goes up is termed the ascending aorta, the part… …   Medical dictionary

  • Aorta, descending — The descending aorta is the part of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, that runs down through the chest and the abdomen. The descending aorta starts after the arch of the aorta and ends by splitting into two great arteries (the common… …   Medical dictionary

  • Aorta, thoracic — The thoracic aorta is a section of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, within the chest. Specifically, the thoracic aorta is that part of the aorta that starts after the arch of the aorta and runs down to the diaphragm, the great muscle… …   Medical dictionary

  • Arch — ([aum]rch), n. [F. arche, fr. LL. arca, for arcus. See {Arc}.] 1. (Geom.) Any part of a curved line. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) (a) Usually a curved member made up of separate wedge shaped solids, with the joints between them disposed in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • Aorta — The aorta (pronounced IPA|/e(ɪ)ˈo(ʊ)ɹ.tə/) is the largest artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and bringing oxygenated blood to all parts of the body in the systemic circulation. [cite book last = Maton first …   Wikipedia

  • Aorta, abdominal — The abdominal aorta is the final section of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. It is a continuation of the thoracic aorta. It begins at the diaphragm, and runs down to the point where it ends (by splitting in two to form the common iliac… …   Medical dictionary

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