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Descending Aorta: the descending part of the aorta that branches into the thoracic and abdominal aortae
Source: WordNet 2.1
Descending Aorta: The descending aorta 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, through the aortic arch and into the descending aorta. The function of the descending aorta is to carry blood from the aortic arch to smaller arteries, such as the common iliac arteries, renal artery, common hepatic artery, and the superior mesenteric artery. The descending artery runs through the chest and abdomen and ends and drains into the bifurcation of common iliac arteries. There are two sections of the descending aorta, the abdominal aorta and the thoracic aorta.
Conditions that afflict the descending aorta include trauma, aortic aneurysm, coarctation of the aorta, atherosclerosis, congenital heart defects, and transposition of the great vessels.
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