Descending aorta

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The descending aorta is part of the aorta, the largest artery in the body.wikipedia
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Aortic arch

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The descending aorta begins at the aortic arch and runs down through the chest and abdomen.
The aortic arch, arch of the aorta, or transverse aortic arch is the part of the aorta between the ascending and descending aorta.

Descending thoracic aorta

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The descending aorta anatomically consists of two portions or segments, the thoracic and the abdominal aorta, in correspondence with the two great cavities of the trunk in which it is situated.
It is a continuation of the descending aorta and contained in the posterior mediastinal cavity.

Aorta

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The descending aorta is part of the aorta, the largest artery in the body.
In patent ductus arteriosus, a congenital disorder, the fetal ductus arteriosis fails to close, leaving an open vessel connecting the pulmonary artery to the proximal descending aorta.

Abdominal aorta

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The descending aorta anatomically consists of two portions or segments, the thoracic and the abdominal aorta, in correspondence with the two great cavities of the trunk in which it is situated.
As part of the aorta, it is a direct continuation of the descending aorta (of the thorax).

Ductus arteriosus

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The ductus arteriosus connects to the junction between the pulmonary artery and the descending aorta in foetal life.
The ductus arteriosus, also called the ductus Botalli, is a blood vessel in the developing fetus connecting the trunk of the pulmonary artery to the proximal descending aorta.

Pulmonary artery

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The ductus arteriosus connects to the junction between the pulmonary artery and the descending aorta in foetal life.

Dorsal aorta

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The dorsal aortae are paired (left and right) embryological vessels which progress to form the descending aorta.

Ligamentum arteriosum

This artery later regresses as the ligamentum arteriosum.
At the superior end, the ligamentum attaches to the aorta—at the final part of the aortic arch (the isthmus of aorta) or the first part of the descending aorta.

Mediastinum

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Abbott artery

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An Abbott artery is a minor congenital abnormality in which there is an anomalous artery that arises from the posteromedial aspect of the proximal descending aorta.

Artery

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The descending aorta is part of the aorta, the largest artery in the body.

Human body

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The descending aorta is part of the aorta, the largest artery in the body.

Thorax

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The descending aorta begins at the aortic arch and runs down through the chest and abdomen.

Abdomen

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The descending aorta begins at the aortic arch and runs down through the chest and abdomen.

Common iliac artery

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Within the abdomen, the descending aorta branches into the two common iliac arteries which serve the pelvis and eventually legs.

Pelvis

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Within the abdomen, the descending aorta branches into the two common iliac arteries which serve the pelvis and eventually legs.

Seppuku

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If the cut is performed deeply enough it can sever the descending aorta, causing a rapid death by blood loss.

Ballistocardiography

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The downward movement of blood through the descending aorta produces an upward recoil, moving the body upward with each heartbeat.

Double aortic arch

The two arches join to form the descending aorta which is usually on the left side (but may be right-sided or in the midline).

Bronchus

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It passes beneath the aortic arch, crosses in front of the esophagus, the thoracic duct, and the descending aorta, and has the left pulmonary artery lying at first above, and then in front of it.

Lung

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On the same surface, immediately above the hilum, is a well-marked curved groove for the aortic arch, and a groove below it for the descending aorta.

Cardiac output

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The latter uses continuous wave Doppler to measure blood velocity in the descending thoracic aorta.