aortic notch

n.

A slight notch in a sphygmographic tracing caused by rebound from the closure of the aortic valves.

Nearby words

  1. aortic body,
  2. aortic bulb,
  3. aortic foramen,
  4. aortic insufficiency,
  5. aortic murmur,
  6. aortic ostium,
  7. aortic plexus,
  8. aortic septal defect,
  9. aortic sinus,
  10. aortic stenosis


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