aortic body n.
One of the small bilateral structures, attached to a small branch of the aorta near its arch, and containing chemoreceptors that respond primarily to decreases in blood oxygen concentration.
- Aortic foramen
aortic foramen aortic foramen n. The opening in the diaphragm through which the aorta and thoracic duct pass.
- Aortic insufficiency
abnormal closure of the aortic valve resulting in regurgitation of blood to the left ventricle. Historical Examples In aortic insufficiency the situation is somewhat different. Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield Low diastolic pressure is frequently pathognomonic of aortic insufficiency. Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield It is characteristic of all cases of aortic insufficiency […]
- Aortic murmur
aortic murmur aortic murmur n. An obstructive or regurgitant murmur produced at the aortic orifice.
- Aortic notch
aortic notch aortic notch n. A slight notch in a sphygmographic tracing caused by rebound from the closure of the aortic valves.