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aortic coarctationnoun [U]

uk   /eɪˌɔː.tɪk kəʊ.ɑːkˈteɪ.ʃən/ us   /eɪˈɔr.t̬ɪk ˌkoʊ.ɑːrkˈteɪ.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.
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