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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or relating to the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries

Usage examples (37)
  • He knew that nitroglycerine activated an enzyme in aortic muscle cells, guanylylcyclase, which increased cyclic GMP and caused relaxation.
  • Or, the valve might have become leaky, a condition known as aortic valve insufficiency.
  • At its origin it presents, opposite the segments of the aortic valve, three small dilatations called the aortic sinuses.
  • The procedure is most commonly performed in the U.S. for a condition called aortic stenosis, where the valve fails to open properly. for more
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