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Introduction: Aorta

Description of Aorta

Aorta: The largest artery in the body. It carries oxygen-rich blood away from the heart to vessels that reach the rest of the body.
Source: National Institute of Health

Aorta: the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Aorta: main trunk from which the systemic arterial system proceeds.
Source: CRISP

Aorta: The main trunk of the systemic arteries.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Aorta: The main trunk of the systemic arteries.
Source: MeSH 2007

Aorta: Related Topics

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Aorta as an Organ

Aorta (organ): The aorta is the largest artery and largest blood vessel and one of...more »

Aorta (organ): Arteries are the passageways through which the blood is delivered, the largest of which is the aorta. The aorta branches off the heart and

Aorta (organ): See Aorta (organ information).

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Terms Similar to Aorta:

Source - MeSH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

  • Aorta, Ascending

Source - MeSH 2007

Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Aorta:

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Aorta

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Aorta

The following list attempts to classify Aorta 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 2007 Hierarchy:

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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