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as·cend·ing a·or·ta

[TA]
the intrapericardial part of the aorta in front of the aortic arch from which arise the coronary arteries.

ascending aorta

n.
The part of the aorta that extends from its origin in the left ventricle of the heart to the aortic arch.

ascending aorta

[asen′ding]
Etymology: L, ascendere, to climb
one of the four main sections of the aorta, giving rise to the right and left coronary arteries, continuing as the arch of the aorta. See also arch of the aorta.

as·cend·ing a·or·ta

(ă-send'ing ā-ōr'tă) [TA]
The part of the aorta proximal to the aortic arch, from which the coronary arteries arise.
Synonym(s): aorta ascendens, ascending part of aorta, pars ascendens aortae.

ascending aorta

The first part of the aorta, extending upwards from its origin in the upper surface of the heart to the aortic arch.

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.
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