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1) VI. The Arteries. 2. The Aorta. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body.
...The aorta is the main trunk of a series of vessels which convey the oxygenated blood to the tissues of the body for their nutrition. It commences at the upper part...

2) aorta. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...aorta, (aor┤t) (KEY) , primary artery of the circulatory system in mammals, delivering oxygenated blood to all other arteries except those of the lungs. The human...

3) VI. The Arteries. 5a. 2. The Abdominal Aorta. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body.
...(Aorta Abdominalis) The abdominal aorta (Fig. 531) begins at the aortic hiatus of the diaphragm, in front of the lower border of the body of the last thoracic vertebra,...

4) VI. The Arteries. 5. The Arteries of the Trunk. a. The Descending Aorta. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body.
...The descending aorta is divided into two portions, the thoracic and abdominal, in correspondence with the two great cavities of the trunk in which it is situated...

5) aorta. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...aorta (ay-AWR-tuh) The main blood vessel of the body; it carries blood from the left side of the heart to other arteries throughout the body. (See circulatory system.)...

6) aorta. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The main trunk of the systemic arteries, carrying blood from the left side of the heart to the arteries of all limbs and organs except the lungs. New Latin, from...

7) VI. The Arteries. 1. Introduction. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body.
...systematic arteries is like a highly ramified tree, the common trunk of which, formed by the aorta, commences at the left ventricle, while the smallest ramifications...

8) VI. The Arteries. 5b. The Common Iliac Arteries. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body.
...(Aa. IliacŠ Communes) The abdominal aorta divides, on the left side of the body of the fourth lumbar vertebra, into the two common iliac arteries (Figs. 531, 539)....

9) V. Angiology. 3. Development of the Vascular System. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body.
...been seen in the area vasculosa in the omphalomesenteric vein and arteries, and in the dorsal aorta. 1 The differentiation of ang´oblasts from the mesoderm occurs...

10) coarctation. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. A narrowing or constricting, especially of the aorta or of a blood vessel. 2. The state of being enclosed in an oval horny case. Used of an insect pupa....

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