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Aortic Arch: the part of the aorta that arches and turns downward
Source: WordNet 2.1
Aortic Arch: The aortic arch is one portion of the aorta, the largest artery and largest blood vessel of the body. Freshly oxygenated blood is pumped through the heart into the ascending aorta and into the arch-shaped aortic arch. The function of the aortic arch is to carry blood from the ascending aorta to the descending aorta and to such arteries as the brachiocephalic artery, the left common carotid artery, and the left Subclavian artery. The aortic arch is located in the chest.
Conditions that afflict the aortic arch include trauma, aortic aneurysm, coarctation of the aorta, atherosclerosis, congenital heart defects, and transposition of the great vessels.
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