His aorta and amygdala do not receive this information by automatic transfer.
That blade had gone through, and the X-rays revealed that the tip of the blade was on the edge of my aorta, the main artery.
The blade pierced his liver and diaphragm, missing his heart and aorta by a fraction of an inch.
The closer the tear occurs to the root of the aorta, where it emerges from the heart, the more dangerous it can be.
The largest artery, the aorta arches up from the heart, carrying blood throughout the body.
The internal elastic lamina as such disappeared and the inner layer of the aorta fused with the middle coat.
aorta: the anterior, narrow part of the heart, opening into the head.
Ligature of the aorta may result in either an increased or decreased flow of direct lymph.
The aorta was at least one half larger than usual, especially at its arch.
Shows atheroma (fatty degeneration) of the aorta, irregular heart-action, hypertrophy and enlargement of the heart.
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," of uncertain origin; related to the second element in meteor. Used earlier by Hippocrates of the bronchial tubes. Related: Aortal; aortic.
aorta a·or·ta (ā-ôr'tə)
n. pl. a·or·tas or a·or·tae (-tē)
The large artery that is the main trunk of the systemic arterial system, arising from the base of the left ventricle, ending at the left side of the body of the fourth lumbar vertebra, dividing to form the right and left common iliac arteries, and whose parts are the ascending aorta, the aortic arch, and the descending aorta.