aortalgia a·or·tal·gi·a (ā’ôr-tāl’jē-ə)
Pain attributed to aneurysm or another pathologic condition of the aorta.
the main trunk of the arterial system, conveying blood from the left ventricle of the heart to all of the body except the lungs. Contemporary Examples Even though he underwent an aortic valve replacement in 2008, he insists he has no intention of retiring anytime soon. Jim Lehrer’s Cross-Country Fantasy Sandra McElwaine April 23, 2010 […]
- Aortic arch
one member of a series of paired curved blood vessels that arise in the embryo from the ventral aorta, pass around the pharynx through the branchial arches, and join with the dorsal aorta to form the great vessels of the head and neck. Historical Examples Modifications of pattern in the aortic arch system of birds […]
- Aortic arch syndrome
aortic arch syndrome aortic arch syndrome n. Obstruction of the branches of the aortic arch caused by thrombosis.
- Aortic atresia
aortic atresia aortic atresia n. The congenital absence of the normal valvular orifice into the aorta.