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carotid artery disease
A condition in which the carotid arteries become narrowed or blocked.
When the arteries become narrowed, the condition is called carotid stenosis.
Carotid artery disease takes place when sticky, fatty substances called plaque build up in the inner lining of the arteries.
carotid artery duplex scanning
A noninvasive ultrasound test for occlusive disease (closure or blockage) of the extracranial (outer skull) carotid artery.
carotid artery insufficiency syndrome
Contralateral (opposite side) weakness and numbness, aphasia, and ipsilateral (same side) monocular blindness as a result of atherosclerosis (thickening and hardening of the walls of arteries as a result of fat deposits on their inner lining) or other lesion causing obstruction of an internal carotid artery or one of its major banches.
carotid artery, carotid arteries
1. The common carotid artery or either of its branches, the external and internal carotid arteries.
2. Specifically, the common carotid artery, the principal artery on either side of the neck.
carotid stenosis, carotid-artery stenosis
An abnormal narrowing of the carotid artery, often preceding a stroke.
Any one of the arteries found in the neck.
coronary artery bypass surgery (s) (noun)
, coronary artery bypass surgeries
An operation to circumvent the narrowed or blocked arteries by grafting on additional blood vessels for the flowing of blood.
The artery of the cremasteric muscle or spermatic cord.
mental artery (s) (noun)
, mental arteries (pl)
A primary blood vessel that is a branch of the maxillary (upper jaw bone) which supplies blood and structure to the skin of the face and to the subcutaneous tissues of the chin: Dr. Abbington told Mack that it would be necessary to arrange for additional examinations to see what was wrong with his mental artery.
Any of the three arteries on each side of the head; such as, the superficial temporal artery, the middle temporal artery, and the deep temporal artery.