But apparently a tear in the carotid artery is the leading cause in strokes among young people.
He gave directions for avoiding the carotid artery and internal jugular vein in operations upon the neck.
It was a puncture of the carotid artery, and you couldn't do that with this if you tried.
We arranged apparatus making it possible to hold the pressure in the carotid artery of dogs at maximum or minimum.
Light from pressing the eye-ball, and sound from the pulsation of the carotid artery.
The bullet entered the right side of the neck, penetrated a few inches, and stopped right on the sheath of the carotid artery.
In animals it is easy to attach manometers to the carotid artery and to measure the blood pressure accurately.
It comprehended one of the parotid glands, and I had to divide the trunk of the carotid artery and jugular vein.
With one hand, I parried the attack; with the other, I gave him a sharp blow on the carotid artery.
Otherwise there would have been more blood stains found, as the jugular vein and carotid artery were both cut.
1540s, "pertaining to the two great arteries of the neck," from Greek karotides "great arteries of the neck," plural of karotis, from karoun "plunge into sleep or stupor," because compression of these arteries was believed to cause unconsciousness (Galen). But if this is folk etymology, the Greek word could be from kara "head," related to kranion "skull, upper part of the head," from PIE root *ker- "horn, head" (see horn (n.)).
carotid artery n.
An artery that originates on the right from the brachiocephalic artery and on the left from the aortic arch, runs upward into the neck and divides opposite the upper border of the thyroid cartilage, with the external and internal carotid arteries as its terminal branches; common carotid artery.
An artery with its origin in the common carotid artery, with branches to the superior thyroid, lingual, facial, occipital, posterior auricular, and ascending pharyngeal arteries, and with the maxillary and superficial temporal arteries as its terminal branches; external carotid artery.
An artery that arises from the common carotid artery opposite the upper border of the thyroid cartilage and terminates in the middle cranial fossa by dividing into the anterior and the middle cerebral arteries; internal carotid artery.
carotid ca·rot·id (kə-rŏt'ĭd)
Either of two major arteries, one on each side of the neck, that carry blood to the head. adj.
Relating to either of these arteries.