Descending aorta

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Artery: Descending aorta
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Plan of the branches.
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The thoracic aorta, viewed from the left side.
Latin pars descendens aortae, aorta descendens
Gray's subject #153 598
Source Aorta   
Branches Thoracic aorta
Abdominal aorta
MeSH Aorta,+Thoracic
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Associate Editor-In-Chief: Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [2]


Overview

The descending aorta is divided into two portions, the thoracic and abdominal, in correspondence with the two great cavities of the trunk in which it is situated [1] [2] [3] [4]

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References

  1. Tortora, Gerard J: "Principles of Human W. & Karen A. Koos: Human Anatomy, second edition, page 479. Wm. C. Brown Publishing, 1994 (ISBN 0-697-12252-2)
  2. De Graaff, Van: "Human Anatomy, fifth edition", pages 548-549. WCB McGraw-Hill, 1998 (ISBN 0-697-28413-1)
  3. Last's Anatomy - 10th Edition - Chummy S Sinnatamby
  4. Clemete's Anatomy - Regional Atlas of the Human Body - 3rd Edition

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