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Definition of the noun aorta

What does aorta mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aortas / aortae (less preferred form)

  1. the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries

Alternative definition of the noun aorta


  1. [anatomy] The great artery which carries the blood from the heart to all parts of the body except the lungs; the main trunk of the arterial system.
  2. [figuratively] The liveliest part of something.


  1. Aorta were an American psychedelic rock band from Chicago who recorded two albums in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
  2. aorta is a musical group.
    • albums: "I don't know why", "Corona", "φ (fai)"


  1. "Aorta" is a musical album of Aorta.
  2. "Aorta" is a musical EP of Florian Meindl.
    • released on (6 years ago)


Aorta is a record label.

Phrases with Aorta

  1. thoracic aorta
  2. abdominal aorta
  3. ascending aorta
  4. descending aorta

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aorta

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Google previewAnatomic Basis of Echocardiographic Diagnosis (2010)

by Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot

The aorta is an elastic artery that takes origin from the left ventricle. Embryologically...

The ascending aorta is the segment most easily seen using echocardiography (Fig. 9.2). The ascending aorta is a complex anatomical structure. It is not a ...

Google previewHuman Anatomy (2016)

Medicine, Human anatomy by CTI Reviews

The aorta is the largest artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the...

Google previewThe Fainting Phenomenon (2008)

Understanding Why People Faint and What to do about It by Blair P. Grubb, MD

Aorta: The aorta is the large, main artery in the body. With the exception of the...

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology Volume 2 of 3

by Textbook Equity Edition

The aorta is the largest artery in the body (Figure 20.25). It arises from the left ventricle and eventually descends to the abdominal region, where it bifurcates at the level of the fourth lumbar vertebra into the two common iliac arteries. The aorta ...

Google previewEmergency Medicine, An Issue of Ultrasound Clinics, (2014)

by Mike Blaivas

aorta is an important skill to master for the emergency physician, relatively short training periods have been shown to...

Google previewDiseases of the Heart, Chest & Breast (2007)

Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Techniques by J. Hodler, G.K. von Schulthess, C.L. Zollikofer

The ascending aorta refers to the aortic segments above the sinotubular ridge and proximal to the brachiocephalic artery.

Another anatomic feature of the normal descending thoracic aorta is a mild narrowing distal to the subclavian artery, ...

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology (2015)

by Kevin T. Patton

Another general principle to remember as you study the systemic arteries is that the aorta is the major artery that serves as the main trunk of the entire systemic arterial system. Notice in Figures 29-6 and 29-7 that different segments of the aorta ...

Google previewSmall Animal Internal Medicine - E-Book (2014)

by Richard W. Nelson, C. Guillermo Couto

Clinical Features The distal aorta is the most common location for clinically recognized TE disease. Affected dogs typically present for intermittent rear limb lameness (claudication) and have weak femoral pulses on the affected side. In contrast ...

Google previewMedicine at a Glance (2012)

by Patrick Davey

a large 3rd bulge down the left heart border –the aorta is the 1st, the pulmonary artery the 2nd, ...

Google previewAtlas of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy E-Book (2014)

Anatomy and Technique by Elliot L. Chaikof, Richard P. Cambria

The infrarenal aorta is the preferred inflow source; however, when patient anatomy precludes this site, the supraceliac aorta is ...

Google previewACE Inhibitors in Hypertension (2012)

A Guide for General Practitioners by Gerhard Strube

Thickening of artery in hypertension Degeneration of the intimal layers of the aorta is a normal part of ageing. If the blood pressure is raised, in the presence of ...

Google previewDiagnosis and Treatment of Aortic Diseases (1999)

by C.A. Nienaber

Preface With the most recent advances in medical genetics, cardiovascular diagnostics and cardiovascular surgery, the aorta has attracted major interest as a functional organ with a complex regulatory system. The aorta is an integral part of ...

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2014 E-Book (2013)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

The aorta is the main artery bringing oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body . The hole lets blood mix between ventricles, and pressure building in the right ventricle makes that ventricle larger. Blood without enough oxygen reaches body ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health (2010)

right carotid artery right coronary artery aorta renal artery carotid artery pulmonary artery rachial artery left coronary artery The arterial system carries blood containing nutrients and oxygen to every part of the body. Arterial diseases can ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing (2014)

by Market House Books

aorta [ay-or-ta ̆] n. (pl. aortae or aortas) the main artery of the body, from which all others derive. abdominal ...

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Small photo of Computed tomography angiography (CTA) of chest (Heart and Circulatory System), to rule out coarctation of aorta (or Takayasu arteritis)Small photo of Soft and blurry image,CTA (computed tomography angiographphy)3D take photo from film x-ray of whole aorta, AP (anteroposterior) view showing Aortic Arch aneurysm size 5.1 cm.Small photo of Sofy and blurry image,CTA (computed tomography angiographphy)3D take photo from film x-ray of whole aorta, PA view showing Aortic Arch aneurysm size 5.1 cm.Small photo of CT angiography (Computed tomography imaging: CTA) of abdomen and pelvic aortaSmall photo of Plastic model of the heart. Veins, arteries and aortaSmall photo of Soft and blurry image,CTA (computed tomography angiographphy)3D take photo from film x-ray of whole aorta, AP (anteroposterior) view Showing Human anatomy inside.Small photo of Soft and blurry image,CTA (computed tomography angiographphy)or MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography)3D take photo from film x-ray of whole aorta, AP view showing Aortic Arch aneurysm size 5.1 cm. More...

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Scrabble value of A1O1R1T1A1

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