- aorta: see artery
- aorta (n.)
- 1570s, from Medieval Latin aorta, from Greek aorte, term applied by Aristotle to the great artery of the heart, literally "what is hung up," from aeirein "to lift, heave, raise," which is of uncertain origin; related to the second element in meteor. Used earlier by Hippocrates of the bronchial tubes. Related: Aortal; aortic.
- 1. The abdominal aorta is normally smaller than the thoracic aorta.
- 2. Sudden deceleration may also result in shearing injury to the intima of the aorta.
- 3. The aortic valve is found between the left ventricle and aorta.
- 4. All patients received aortic valve and ascend aorta replacement.
- 5. The blood can dissect up or down the aorta.
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