aorto-, aort-, aortico-

(Greek: lower extremity of the windpipe; by extension, extremity of the heart, the great artery)


aorta
aortae
aortal
aortectomy
Excision of a portion of the aorta.

The aorta is the largest artery in the body which has its origin at the heart. It gives off branches to the extremities, neck, and major organs for the purpose of supplying oxygenated blood.

aortic
aorticopulmonary
aortitis
aortocoronary
aortogram
1. The image or set of images resulting from aortography which is a radiographic imaging of the aorta and its branches, or a portion of the aorta, with an injection of contrast medium.
2. A record of the imaging of the aorta by ultrasound or magnetic resonance.
aortography
1. Radiographic imaging of the aorta and its branches, or a portion of the aorta, by injection of contrast medium.
2. Imaging of the aorta by ultrasound or magnetic resonance.
aortolith
aortopathy
Disease affecting the aorta.
aortorrhaphy
aortosclerosis
1. Various disorders of arteries, particularly hardening due to fibrosis or calcium deposition, often used as a synonym for atherosclerosis.
2. The progressive narrowing and hardening of the arteries over time.
3. A common arterial disease in which raised areas of degeneration and cholesterol plaques form on the inner surfaces of the arteries obstructing blood flow.
aortotomy