Medical Definition of Aortic sinus

1. The space between the superior aspect of each cusp of the aortic valve and the dilated portion of the wall of the ascending aorta, immediately above each cusp. Synonym: sinus aortae, Petit's sinus, Valsalva's sinus. Arlt's sinus, an inconstant depression on the lower portion of the internal surface of the lacrimal sac. Barber's pilonidal sinus, pilonidal sinus occurring in barbers, usually in the web between the fingers, due to the burying of exogenous hairs by the alternate loosening and tightening of tissues of the hand by the manipulation of scissors. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aortic Sinus

aortic murmur
aortic nerve
aortic notch
aortic occlusion
aortic opening
aortic orifice
aortic ostium
aortic plexus
aortic reflex
aortic rupture
aortic sac
aortic sinus (current term)
aortic sinus aneurysm
aortic spindle
aortic sulcus
aortic ultrasound
aortic valve
aortic valve insufficiency
aortic valve prolapse
aortic valve stenosis
aortic vestibule
aorticorenal ganglia

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