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Thoracic Aorta: a branch of the descending aorta; divides into the iliac arteries
Source: WordNet 2.1
Thoracic Aorta : The portion of the descending aorta proceeding from the arch of the aorta and extending to the diaphragm.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)
Thoracic Aorta: The thoracic aorta is one portion of the descending aorta of the aorta, the largest artery and largest blood vessel of the body. It is located in the thoracic, or chest, area and runs from the aortic arch to the diaphragm. Freshly oxygenated blood is pumped through the heart into the ascending aorta, through the aortic arch and into the thoracic aorta before flowing into the abdominal aorta.
Some major systemic arteries that branch off from the thoracic aorta include the intercostal arteries, superior phrenic artery, pericardial artery, esophageal artery, and bronchial artery. Conditions that afflict the thoracic aorta include trauma, aortic aneurysm, coarctation of the aorta, atherosclerosis, congenital heart defects, and transposition of the great vessels.
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