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English definition of “aortic coarctation”

aortic coarctation

noun [U] uk   /eɪˌɔː.tɪk kəʊ.ɑːkˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /eɪˈɔr.t̬ɪk ˌkoʊ.ɑrkˈteɪ.ʃən/ (also coarctation of the aorta) specialized
a physical problem present from birth in which a part of the aorta (= the body's largest artery) is too narrow: With aortic coarctation, pulses in the arms are stronger than those in the legs.Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood
(Definition of aortic coarctation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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