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truncus

 [trung´kus] (L.)
truncus arterio´sus an artery connected with the fetal heart, developing into the aortic and pulmonary arches.
truncus brachiocepha´licus a vessel arising from the aortic arch and giving origin to the right common carotid and right subclavian arteries. Called also innominate artery (see anatomic Table of Arteries in the Appendices).
truncus celi´acus celiac trunk.
truncus encepha´licus brainstem.
truncus pulmona´lis pulmonary trunk.

trunk

(trŭnk), [TA]
1. The body (trunk or torso), excluding the head and extremities.
2. A primary nerve, vessel, or collection of tissue before its division.
3. A large collecting lymphatic vessel.
Synonym(s): truncus [TA]
[L. truncus]

trunk

(trŭngk) [TA]
1. The body (trunk or torso), excluding the head and extremities.
2. A primary nerve, vessel, or collection of tissue before its division.
3. A large collecting lymphatic vessel.
Synonym(s): truncus [TA] .
[L. truncus]
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Impingement of the lower cervical truncus, on the other hand, may lead to the onset of shoulder pain.
Another work [15] also noticed four heart segments, namely, sinus venosus, atrium, ventricle, and truncus arteriosus in caudocranial sequence.
Doctors later discovered that she was suffering from a complication TRUNCUS A rare heart at birth.
TABLA I DISTRIBUCION DE LOS PACIENTES SEGUN EL TIPO DE CARDIOPATIA Tipo de n (%) Sexo N (%) cardiopatia F M Microdelecion Defecto 9 (14,75) 5 4 0 (0%) Septal Ventricular Defecto 9 (14,75) 7 2 1 (14,7%) Septal Atrial Comunicacion 2 (3,28) 2 0 (0%) Atrioventricular Transposicion 1 (1,64) 1 0 (0%) de Grandes Vasos Interrupcion 1 (1,64) 1 0 (0%) del Arco Aortico Coartacion 8 (13,11) 2 6 0 (0%) de la aorta Membrana 1 (1,64) 1 0 (0%) subaortica Tetralogia 27 (44,26) 12 15 2 (44,3%) de Fallot Insuficiencia 1 (1,64) 1 0 (0%) mitral Drenaje 1 (1,64) 1 0 (0%) venoso anomalo Truncus 1 (1,64) 1 0 (0%) arterioso
Congenital heart diseases leading to cyanosis include transposition of the great arteries, Fallot tetralogy, total anomalous pulmonary venous return, tricuspid atresia, pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, truncus arteriosus, single ventricle, double outlet right ventricle and atrial isomerisms.
He was diagnosed with a condition called Truncus Arteriosus as a baby, which means he has two major blood vessels to his lungs and body fused together but no main heart artery.
Arbor glabra 4-6 m alta dioecia; truncus cortice exteriore griseo laevi non exfolianti, ramuli juniores et folia foetidissima; folia simplicia (unifoliolata) obovata, 4.9-8.7 cm longa, apice rotundata et mucronulata rarissime emarginata, basi acuta usque rotundata, marginibus integra; inflorescentiae cymosae paniculiformes, pauciflorae 20-23 mm longae, flores masculini maximam partem tetrameri interdum trimeri rarissime pentameri, flores feminei maximam partem trimeri rarisime tetrameri, calycis lobi triangulares ca.
Lehtinen & Hippa (1979) introduced the term "truncus" in the Lycosidae for a sclerite of the male pedipalp that originates basally between the subtegulum and the tegulum in replacement of Kronestedt's (1975) "terminal part" [erroneously termed "terminal apophysis" in Lehtinen & Hippa (1979; p.
ETYMOLOGY: The name of this species is taken from the Latin "truncus," cut off, because of its large, nearly truncate medial process of the right paramere.
Little Daniel was born with the rare heart condition truncus arteriosus, a congenital defect where the aortic valve fails to separate properly from the pulmonary artery.
The increase was largely due to the introduction of a test for the chromosome 22q1 1 micro deletion, an anomaly that causes several types of conotruncal heart defects, including interrupted aortic arch and truncus arteriosus.
It is disappointing to find no mention of biologically important associations, such as the linkage of truncus arteriosus to the DiGeorge syndrome and to chromosome 22P deletion.