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. The instrument with which the injury had been inflicted lay upon the carpet beside him.
These were the conclusions of a large study that examined the relationship between people's natural iron levels and three measures of cardiovascular disease: carotid artery wall thickness, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and carotid artery plaque.
Earlier at Services Hospital it was diagnosed and documented that MNS has significant Carotid Artery Stenosis and Peripheral Arterial Disease, widespread thickening and narrowing of vessels.'
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(1) The occurrence of DA in the internal carotid artery (ICA) is exceedingly rare with an average incidence of 2.5-3 per 100 000.
A human study suggests a protective effect for cruciferous vegetables against increased carotid artery wall thickness, a measure of atherosclerosis.
Carotid endarterectomy is an efficient surgical procedure that prevents primary and secondary ischemic stroke in asymptomatic and symptomatic patients with extracranial carotid artery disease.
Three cases of type III tumor were managed by excision, use of temporary shunt and followed by reconstruction of internal carotid artery. One of the type III tumor was excised with ligation of internal carotid artery.
Because of its posterior location and intimate proximity to the internal carotid artery, optic nerve, and skull base, the sphenoid sinus was the last paranasal sinus frontier to be frequently approached surgically.
Reported in JAMA April 4,2018, the study examined 1,000 women for carotid artery thickness and plaque buildup and then analyzed their intake of all vegetables, including crucifers.