coarctation

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co·arc·ta·tion

 (kō′ärk-tā′shən)
n.
A narrowing or constricting, especially of the aorta or of a blood vessel.

co•arc•ta•tion

(ˌkoʊ ɑrkˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a narrowing or constriction, as of a blood vessel.
2. the condition of being encased in a hard skin, as an insect larva.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin coar(c)tātiō crowding together]

coarctation

1. Obsolete, the act of confining, as in a narrow space.
2. restriction of liberty.
See also: Captivity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coarctation - tight or narrow compression
compression, contraction, condensation - the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together; "the contraction of a gas on cooling"
2.coarctation - (biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta
narrowing - an instance of becoming narrow
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
Translations

co·arc·ta·tion

n. coartación, estrechez.

coarctation

n coartación f
References in periodicals archive ?
4) The acquired form of coarctation of aorta is commonly associated with inflammatory conditions like Takayasu arteritis (5) and severe atherosclerosis.
Coarctation of aorta (localized narrowing of the aorta)
His medical history was contributory for sickle cell anemia and repair several years earlier of an aortic coarctation secondary to Shone syndrome, consisting of coarctation of aorta, parachute deformity of mitral valve, aortic stenosis, and persistent left subclavian vein.