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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 ​physicalproblempresent from ​birth in which a ​part of the ​aorta (= the body's ​largestartery) is too ​narrow: With ​aortic coarctation, ​pulses in the ​arms are ​stronger than those in the ​legs.
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