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ab·dom·i·nal a·or·ta

[TA]
the part of the descending aorta that is distal (inferior) to the aortic hiatus of the diaphragm, which occurs at the T-12 vertebral level.

abdominal aorta

n.
The part of the descending aorta that extends from the diaphragm to the division into the two common iliac arteries.

abdominal aorta

the portion of the descending aorta that passes through the diaphragm into the abdomen, descending ventral to the vertebral column and ending at the fourth lumbar vertebra, where it divides into the two common iliac arteries. It supplies blood to abdominal structures such as the testes, ovaries, kidneys, and stomach. Its branches are the celiac, superior mesenteric, inferior mesenteric, middle suprarenal, renal, testicular, ovarian, inferior phrenic, lumbar, middle sacral, and common iliac arteries. See also descending aorta. Compare thoracic aorta.

abdominal aorta

The portion of the aorta that begins below the diaphragm, extends to the bifurcation of the iliac arteries and supplies blood to the abdominal viscera, pelvic organs and legs.
 
Branches
Inferior phrenic, lumbar, celiac trunk, superior mesenteric, inferior mesenteric, middle adrenal, right and left renal, testicular and ovarian arteries.

abdominal aorta

Anatomy The portion of the aorta that begins below the diaphragm, extends to the bifurcation of the iliac arteries, and supplies blood to the abdominal viscera, pelvic organs and legs Branches Inferior phrenic, lumbar, celiac trunk, superior mesenteric, inferior mesenteric, middle adrenal, renal, testicular and ovarian arteries

ab·dom·i·nal a·or·ta

(ab-dom'i-năl ā-ōr'tă) [TA]
The part of the descending aorta that supplies structures below the diaphragm.
Synonym(s): abdominal part of aorta, aorta abdominalis, pars abdominalis aortae.

aorta

pl. aortae, aortas [L.] the great artery arising from the left ventricle, being the main trunk from which the systemic arterial system proceeds. See Table 9. See also aortic.

abdominal aorta
the part of the descending aorta within the abdomen.
ascending aorta
the first part of the aorta which passes dorsally and cranially.
descending aorta
the aorta after it turns caudally at the aortic arch.
overriding aorta
see overriding aorta.
supravalvular aorta
the portion of aorta immediately above the aortic valve.
terminal aorta
the segment of the aorta immediately before it divides into the iliac arteries.
thoracic aorta
the part of the descending aorta within the thorax.