aortic arches
the pairs of arteries running through the branchial arches, connecting the ventral aorta with the dorsal aorta (or for the first two arches to the internal carotid artery). The last four carry the blood supply to and from the gills

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  • Aortic arches — Infobox Embryology Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 135 GrayPage = 515 Caption = Scheme of the aortic arches and their destination. Caption2 = Profile view of a human embryo estimated at twenty or twenty one days old. System = CarnegieStage …   Wikipedia

  • Aortic septum — Infobox Embryology Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 135 GrayPage = 514 Caption = Heart of human embryo of about thirty five days, opened on right side. (Aortic septum labeled at center right.) Caption2 = Diagrams to show the development of… …   Wikipedia

  • Aortic arch — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arcus aortae GraySubject = 142 GrayPage = 547 Caption = Plan of the branches. Caption2 = The arch of the aorta, and its branches. BranchFrom = ascending aorta BranchTo = brachiocephalic artery, left common… …   Wikipedia

  • Aortic arch — The aortic arch is the second section of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. The aorta arises from the left ventricle of the heart and first goes up, then bends, and goes down. The part that goes up is termed the ascending aorta, the part… …   Medical dictionary

  • aortic arch — noun the part of the aorta that arches and turns downward • Hypernyms: ↑aorta * * * noun : one of the branches that arise from the ascending aorta in pairs in fishes and the embryos of higher vertebrates and pass to the gill clefts of either side …   Useful english dictionary

  • aortic arch syndrome — ▪ pathology       group of disorders that cause blockage of the vessels that branch off from the aorta in the area in which the aorta arches over the heart. The aorta is the principal vessel through which the heart pumps oxygen rich blood into… …   Universalium

  • aortic arch — Embryol. one member of a series of paired curved blood vessels that arise in the embryo from the ventral aorta, pass around the pharynx through the branchial arches, and join with the dorsal aorta to form the great vessels of the head and neck.… …   Universalium

  • aortic sac — the homologue in mammalian embryos of the ventral aorta, from which arise the arteries of the pharyngeal arches …   Medical dictionary

  • aortic arch — aor′tic arch′ n. one member of a series of paired curved blood vessels that arise in the embryo from the ventral aorta, pass around the pharynx through the branchial arches, and join with the dorsal aorta to form the great vessels of the head and …   From formal English to slang

  • Double aortic arch — Classification and external resources DiseasesDB 33811 MedlinePlus 007316 …   Wikipedia

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