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Disease Information : AD : Glossary

Aortic Dissection : Glossary

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A

Aneurysm: A ballooning or bulging of the wall of a vein or artery, usually due to a weakening in the wall or congenital abnormalities.

Aorta: The largest artery in the body, originating at the left ventricle and serving as the primary trunk from which the entire arterial system proceeds.

H

Hypertension: When the pressure in the arteries is consistently above the normal range. Also known as high blood pressure.


Aortic Dissection section was last modified: October 31, 2008 - 05:25 pm