carotid arteries

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  • Carotid endarterectomy — (CEA) is a surgical procedure used to correct carotid stenosis (narrowing of the carotid artery lumen by atheroma), used particularly when this causes medical problems, such as transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) or cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs …   Wikipedia

  • carotid sinus — n a small but richly innervated arterial enlargement that is located near the point in the neck where the common carotid artery divides into the internal and the external carotid arteries and that functions in the regulation of heart rate and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Carotid artery — A key artery located in the front of the neck though which blood from the heart goes to the brain. There are 2 carotid arteries the right and left common carotid arteries on each side of the neck. Together, the right and left common carotid… …   Medical dictionary

  • Carotid — Pertaining to the carotid artery and the area near that key artery located in the front of the neck though which blood from the heart goes to the brain. There are 2 carotid arteries the right and left common carotid arteries on each side of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Carotid artery stenosis — Infobox Disease Name = Carotid artery stenosis Caption = DiseasesDB = 31178 ICD10 = ICD10|I|65|2|i|60 ICD9 = ICD9|433.1 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D016893 Carotid stenosis is a narrowing of the lumen of… …   Wikipedia

  • carotid artery — ▪ anatomy       one of several arteries that supply blood to the head and neck. Of the two common carotid arteries, which extend headward on each side of the neck, the left originates in the arch of the aorta over the heart; the right originates… …   Universalium

  • Carotid Doppler machine — A carotid Doppler machine (the same ultrasound machine used to evaluate the fetus in pregnant women) is a device which can be used to measure blood flow velocities within the cervical carotid arteries, as well as the vertebral arteries and… …   Wikipedia

  • Carotid triangle — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = trigonum caroticum GraySubject = 145 GrayPage = 564 Caption = The triangles of the neck. (Anterior triangles to the left; posterior triangles to the right. Superior carotid triangle labeled at center left.) …   Wikipedia

  • carotid sinus — noun : the slight enlargement of the common carotid artery at the point where it divides into external and internal carotid arteries, being richly supplied with sensory nerve endings and playing a major part in the mechanism regulating heart rate …   Useful english dictionary

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