aortic arch

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aortic arch

n.
1. The curved portion of the aorta between the ascending and descending portions that gives rise to the brachiocephalic trunk, the left carotid artery, and the left subclavian artery.
2. One of a series of paired arteries in a vertebrate embryo that connects the ventral arterial system to the dorsal arterial system.

aor′tic arch′



n.
one member of a series of paired curved blood vessels that arise in the embryo from the ventral aorta, pass around the pharynx through the branchial arches, and join with the dorsal aorta to form the great vessels of the head and neck.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.aortic arch - the part of the aorta that arches and turns downwardaortic arch - the part of the aorta that arches and turns downward
aorta - the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries
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To the Editor: Double aortic arch (DAA), a rare congenital cardiovascular disorder, is usually diagnosed and surgically corrected at an early age due to dyspnea or dysphagia caused by an obstruction of trachea or esophagus.
Few of such anomalies are right sided aortic arch with its various branching patterns, double aortic arch or left sided arch with aberrant right subclavian artery with or without formation of a vascular ring and variants in branching patterns of aortic arch.
Double aortic arch with a hypoplastic left arch and patent ductus arteriosus in a dog.