What is tortuosity of the thoratic aorta?

Answer Very few people (about 22%) have the 'tidy' arrangement of blood vessels coming out of their heart, that is shown in anatomy textbooks.The biggest of these blood vessels is the Aorta; in the textbo... Read More »

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What type of receptors, found in the aorta and common carotids arteries, send info to the cardioregulatory cen?

It's c), baroreceptors, which are pressure receptors which tell the cardioregulatory centre in the medulla if your blood pressure is overly high or low. Just in case you were interested, propriocep... Read More »

Aorta Enlargement?

The aorta, the largest artery in the body, supplies oxygen-filled blood throughout the body. Once the aorta enlarges, it loses its ability to contract and relax when blood is pumped. Aorta enlargem... Read More »

Main branches of aorta?

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Can the AORTA actually be replaced......?

Regina - Medical people commonly refer to the aorta by its 3 major parts. Starting at the heart, they are the "arch of the aorta or aortic arch," "the thoracic aorta," in the chest cavity, and the... Read More »