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Either of the two major arteries, one on each side of the neck, that carry blood to the head.
Of or relating to either of these arteries.

[French carotide, from Greek karōtides, carotid arteries, from karoun, to stupefy (because compression of these arteries causes loss of consciousness); see ker- in Indo-European roots.]


(kəˈrɒtɪd) or

carotid artery

(Anatomy) either one of the two principal arteries that supply blood to the head and neck
(Anatomy) of or relating to either of these arteries
[C17: from French, from Greek karōtides, from karoun to stupefy; so named by Galen, because pressure on them produced unconsciousness]
caˈrotidal adj


(kəˈrɒt ɪd)

1. Also called carot′id ar`tery. either of two large arteries, one on each side of the neck, that carry blood from the aorta to the head.
2. pertaining to a carotid artery.
[1660–70; < Greek karōtídes neck arteries]
ca•rot′id•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.carotid - of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck


[kəˈrɒtɪd] N (also carotid artery) → carótida f

carotid (artery)

nHalsschlagader f, → Karotide f (spec)


n. carótida, arteria una de las dos arterias del cuello;
___ arteriesarterias ___ -s;
___ sinusseno de la ___;
___ sinus syncopesíncope del seno de la ___.


adj carotideo, (artery) carótido
References in classic literature ?
He knew enough anatomy to make pretty certain of getting the carotid artery.
Two thumbs pressed into his neck on either side of the windpipe directly on the carotid arteries, shutting off the blood to his brain and giving him most exquisite agony, at the same time rendering him unconscious far more swiftly than the swiftest anaesthetic.
A bit of the broken glass wounded it within half a quarter of an inch of the carotty artery" (meaning, probably, carotid); "I heard the medical gentleman say, and shall never forget it to my dying day, that her ladyship's life had been saved by a hair-breadth.
It was pierced by a very small but very deep wound, which had divided the carotid artery.
De Oliveira, "Impairment of [alpha]1-adrenoceptor-mediated calcium influx in contralateral carotids following balloon injury: Beneficial effect of superoxide anions," European Journal of Pharmacology, vol.
Caption: Figure 3: (a) Coronal MIP image showing dilatation and tortuosity of left ICA (single white arrow) and ECA (open arrow) and kissing carotids (white arrows).
If atherosclerosis results in significant stenosis (narrowing) of the carotids, you may require a surgery known as carotid endarterectomy or minimally invasive angioplasty with stenting to unclog them, especially if you've experienced symptoms.
There are four major vessels supplying the brain--two internal carotids and two vertebrals.
The common carotid arteries (CCA) of dog ended near a transverse plane passing throughout the hyoid bone body originating on the both sides the right and left external carotids (ECA) as well as the right and left internal carotid arteries (ICA).
In the past decade, some doctors have tested stenting on blocked carotids. A direct comparison of stenting and plaque-removing surgery, called endarterectomy, now finds that the two approaches benefit patients about equally, with a slight edge going to stents, scientists report in the Oct.
While Witt et al contended that examination alone is satisfactory in determining the safety of flap creation, others have strongly advocated preoperative imaging to identify the full course of the carotids and their relation to the posterior pharyngeal wall.