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Vocabulary Term Details

Aorta

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aorta)

The aorta is the largest artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it bifurcates into two smaller arteries (the common iliac arteries. The aorta distributes oxygenated blood to all parts of the body through the systemic circulation. (Wikipedia)

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Approved Date
26-Mar-2013

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