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Descriptions 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)

Article Excerpts about Aorta

Arteries are the passageways through which the blood is delivered, the largest of which is the aorta. The aorta branches off the heart and divides into many smaller arteries, which have muscular walls that adjust their diameter to increase or decrease blood flow to a particular body area.

Summary Information: Aorta

Aorta: The aorta is the largest artery and largest blood vessel and one of the great vessels of the body. The function of the aorta is to carry freshly oxygenated blood from the heart to the body. Freshly oxygenated blood is pumped from the left ventricle through the aortic valve into the aorta and to smaller arteries to the rest of the body. These smaller arteries include the brachiocephalic artery, the left common carotid artery, common iliac arteries and the left subclavian artery. There are three main sections of the aorta. They include the ascending aorta, aortic arch and descending aorta.

Conditions that afflict the aorta include trauma, aortic aneurysm, coarctation of the aorta, atherosclerosis, congenital heart defects, and transposition of the great vessels.

Aorta: Blood vessel that delivers oxygen-rich blood from the left ventricle to the body; it is the largest blood vessel in the body. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Facts About Primary Pulmonary Hypertension: NHLBI)

Closely Related Organs: Aorta

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Aorta:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Aorta

The following conditions are related to the organ: Aorta:

Sub Parts: Aorta

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Aorta:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Aorta

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Aorta:

Condition count: 5 ; see list below.

Organ types: Artery (22)

Related organs: heart (55), heart valves (8)

Main condition: Aorta conditions

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