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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It was pierced by a very small but very deep wound, which had divided the carotid artery.
Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center is one of the few hospitals in the country and one of only three hospitals in the state to offer TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), the most advanced minimally invasive procedure that dramatically reduces the risk of stroke in patients being treated for carotid artery disease.
Pseudoaneurysm of the carotid artery is extremely rare and mostly are result of blunt or penetrating trauma.
CT angiography of the neck demonstrates a normal course of the left common carotid artery, which terminates/continues as the external carotid artery; there is no bifurcation and no internal carotid artery (Figure 1).
The changes in intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery duringa 2-year observation period were examined as the primary end point.
We conducted a prospective study to analyze the medially displaced courses of the common carotid artery (CCA) and the cervical segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA) in patients who were diagnosed with a pulsatile mass on nasopharyngolaryngoscopy and by clinicoradiologic findings.
The boy was found to have a bleeding congenital aneurysm of the Petrous part of the internal carotid artery.
The left common carotid artery terminated after sending off branches to the syrinx and the neck.
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of carotid artery stenting in patients with carotid artery stenosis.
Branches from external carotid artery or glomic artery arising at the bifurcation of common carotid artery dominate in the blood supply mode.
Surgical treatment of a spontaneous rupture of a giant common carotid artery aneurysm
Right common carotid artery and right subclavian artery were seen originating as the first and second branches of arch, respectively.