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Carotid artery

Introduction: Carotid artery

Description of Carotid artery

Carotid artery: A major artery that carries blood from the heart to the head. There is a carotid artery on each side of the neck, and each one splits into two branches. The interior branch carries blood to the brain and eyes, and the exterior branch carries blood to the face, tongue, and outside parts of the head.
Source: National Institute of Health

Carotid artery: either of two major arteries of the neck and head; branches from the aorta.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Carotid artery: key artery located in the front of the neck that carries blood from the heart to the brain; cholesterol plaques on the inner wall of the carotid artery can lead to stroke.
Source: CRISP

Carotid artery: Either of the two principal arteries on both sides of the neck that supply blood to the head and neck; each divides into two branches, the internal carotid artery and the external carotid artery.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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Broader terms for Carotid artery

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Hierarchical classifications of Carotid artery

The following list attempts to classify Carotid artery into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • arteria,arterial blood vessel,artery
  • blood vessel
  • vas,vessel
  • tube,tube-shaped structure
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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