Definition of Ascending aorta
1. Noun. The ascending part of the aorta as it emerges from the left ventricle.
Medical Definition of Ascending aorta
1. The part of the aorta prior to the aortic arch from which arise the coronary arteries. Synonym: aorta ascendens, ascending part of aorta, pars ascendens aortae. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Ascending aorta
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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"THE ascending aorta. The ascending aorta is about two inches in length. It commences at the upper part of the left ventricle, on a level with the lower ..."
2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1886)
"ANEURISM OF THE ascending aorta, PERFORATING THE CHEST-WALL, AND FORMING AN ENORMOUS EXTERNAL PULSATING TUMOR IN THE RIGHT PECTORAL REGION; TREATMENT BY ..."