carotid artery


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ca·rot·id artery

(kə-rŏt′ĭd)
Either of the two large arteries in the neck that carry blood to the head.

carotid artery

Either of the two main arteries in the neck, one on each side.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carotid artery - either of two major arteries of the neck and headcarotid artery - either of two major arteries of the neck and head; branches from the aorta
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
common carotid, common carotid artery - runs upward in the neck and divides into the external and internal carotid arteries
external carotid, external carotid artery - the branch of the carotid artery that supplies blood to the face and tongue and external parts of the head
internal carotid artery - the branch of the carotid artery that supplies blood to the brain and eyes and internal parts of the head
cervix, neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
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carotid artery

[kəˌrɒtɪdˈɑːtərɪ] ncarotide f
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Scientists studied 67 people with a condition called asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) which results in a 50% reduction in carotid artery diameter.
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