Adjective "aortic" definition and examples

(Aortic may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/eɪˈɔːtɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to the aorta, the main artery of the body.
  1. 'The plaintiff was born with severe aortic stenosis.'
  2. 'Studies suggest that beta blockers may slow down the rate of aortic dilation and help prevent the artery from splitting.'
  3. 'Treatment of an aortic dissection depends on the location of the primary tear.'
  4. 'An aortic hematoma occurs when blood collects in the wall of the aorta.'
  5. 'Failure to exhibit an adequate blood pressure response was associated with increased aortic stiffness.'

More definitions

1. the main trunk of the arterial system, conveying blood from the left ventricle of the heart to all of the body except the lungs.

More examples(as adjective)

"aneurysms can be aortic."

"valves can be aortic."

"stenosises can be aortic."

"replacements can be aortic."

"incompetences can be aortic."

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Origin

(aorta)