aortic orifice

noun
the orifice from the lower left chamber of the heart to the aorta
Hypernyms: ↑orifice, ↑opening, ↑porta

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  • Aortic opening — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = ostium aortae GraySubject = 138 GrayPage = 534 Caption = Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = o 09 DorlandsSuf = 12601868 The aortic opening (aortic orifice) is a circular… …   Wikipedia

  • Aortic stenosis — Narrowing (stenosis) of the heart valve between the left ventricle of the heart and the aorta. This narrowing impedes the delivery of blood through the aorta to the body and makes it tough for the heart to carry out this Herculean task. A normal… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Aortic atresia — Congenital absence of the normal valvular opening from the left ventricle of the heart into the aorta. Atresia here refers to the absence of a normal opening. * * * absence or closure of the aortic orifice of the heart, a rare congenital anomaly… …   Medical dictionary

  • aortic thrill — a thrill felt over the aortic orifice in disease of its valves …   Medical dictionary

  • Aortic valve area calculation — is an indirect method of determining the area of the aortic valve. The calculated aortic valve orifice area is currently one of the measures for evaluating the severity of aortic stenosis. A valve area of less than 0.8 cm² is considered to be… …   Wikipedia

  • Aortic insufficiency — See also: mitral regurgitation and tricuspid insufficiency Aortic insufficiency Classification and external resources Micrograph of myxomatous degeneration – a cause of aortic insufficiency …   Wikipedia

  • aortic stenosis — Pathol. abnormal narrowing of the aorta, esp. of its orifice, usually as a result of rheumatic fever or embryologic anomalies. * * * ▪ pathology       narrowing of the passage between the left lower chamber (ventricle) of the heart and the aorta …   Universalium

  • Aortic — Pertaining to the aorta, the largest artery in the body. Aortic is in common usage as, for example, in an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The term aortal has the same meaning but is rarely encountered (except in The New York Times crossword). * * *… …   Medical dictionary


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