The aorta is the main arterial trunk that delivers oxygenated blood from the left ventricle of the heart to the tissues of the body.
It is divided for purposes of description into the following parts:
- ascending aorta.
- arch of the aorta.
- descending thoracic aorta, and
- abdominal aorta.
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