But apparently a tear in the carotid artery is the leading cause in strokes among young people.
The carotid gland is, according to him, the foremost of the suprarenal masses in the Elasmobranchs, viz.
Compress the carotid, and you obtain the clouding-over of the intellect.
The knife may even reach the vertebral column without damaging the contents of the carotid sheath.
Thus, in the carotid of the horse the velocity was found to be 300 mm.
He gave directions for avoiding the carotid artery and internal jugular vein in operations upon the neck.
It was a puncture of the carotid artery, and you couldn't do that with this if you tried.
We arranged apparatus making it possible to hold the pressure in the carotid artery of dogs at maximum or minimum.
Light from pressing the eye-ball, and sound from the pulsation of the carotid artery.
The bullet entered the right side of the neck, penetrated a few inches, and stopped right on the sheath of the carotid artery.
1540s, "pertaining to the two great arteries of the neck," from Greek karotides "great arteries of the neck," plural of karotis, from karoun "plunge into sleep or stupor," because compression of these arteries was believed to cause unconsciousness (Galen). But if this is folk etymology, the Greek word could be from kara "head," related to kranion "skull, upper part of the head," from PIE root *ker- "horn, head" (see horn (n.)).
carotid ca·rot·id (kə-rŏt'ĭd)
Either of two major arteries, one on each side of the neck, that carry blood to the head. adj.
Relating to either of these arteries.