Definition of Coarctation

1. Noun. Tight or narrow compression.

Exact synonyms: Constriction
Generic synonyms: Compression, Condensation, Contraction
Derivative terms: Constrict

2. Noun. (biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta.
Generic synonyms: Narrowing
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology

Definition of Coarctation

1. n. Confinement to a narrow space.

Definition of Coarctation

1. Noun. (medicine) A stenosis, especially of the aorta. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coarctation

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Medical Definition of Coarctation

1. A narrowing of the passageway of a blood vessel, such as coarctation of the aorta, a congenital condition. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coarctation

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Literary usage of Coarctation

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1. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the lungs: Including the Principles by Walter Hayle Walshe (1851)
"coarctation AND OBLITERATION. I. The arch of the aorta is subject to a peculiar quasi-congenital coarctation, which occurs at the time of the closure of the ..."

2. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1919)
"(b) Those with little or no cyanosis—aortic coarctation, most septum defects, patent ductus ... Stenosis of the Descending Aortic Arch (Aortic coarctation). ..."

3. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1861)
"ON THE OPERATION OF TURNING IN LABOUR OBSTRUCTED THROUGH coarctation OF THE PELVIC BRIM. By Dr. ROBERT BARNES, FRCP, Physician to the Royal Maternity ..."

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