carotid artery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carotid artery either of two major arteries of the neck and head; branches from the aorta
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Usage

In literature:

One ball had torn through her right lung, another had shattered the carotid artery.
"O Pioneers!" by Willa Cather
It was pierced by a very small but very deep wound, which had divided the carotid artery.
"The Return of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle
It was pierced by a very small but very deep wound, which had divided the carotid artery.
"The Return of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Panama Canal is our carotid artery, Great Britain's navy is her jugular vein.
"A Straight Deal" by Owen Wister
I never saw a case in which the sheathings of the internal jugular vein and carotid artery were so completely involved.
"Danger" by T. S. Arthur
The blade struck Hopkins near the collar bone and severed parts of the left carotid artery and penetrated the gullet.
"California 1849-1913" by L. H. Woolley
A shearer had run the point of his shears into the neck of a sheep, and opened the carotid artery.
"Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia" by William John Wills
With one hand, I parried the attack; with the other, I gave him a sharp blow on the carotid artery.
"The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar" by Maurice Leblanc
The throb of the two carotid arteries may be plainly felt by pressing the thumb and finger backwards on each side of the larynx.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The communication is usually between the common carotid artery and the internal jugular vein.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
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In news:

Injury to the internal carotid artery during routine pharyngeal surgery is a rare and potentially catastrophic complication.
Idiopathic internal carotid artery aneurysm rupture in an infant: A case report.
Carotid artery bulb shows signs of artery hardening.
Unilateral macroglossia as sole presenting manifestation of internal carotid artery dissection.
Vascular Surgeons Ask, What's Next for Carotid Artery Stenting.
There are four carotid arteries, with a pair located on each side of the neck.
This includes the right- and left-internal carotid arteries, and the right- and left-external carotid arteries.
The carotid arteries deliver oxygen-rich blood from the heart to both the head and brain.
Carotid artery bulb show signs of artery hardening.
I am 84 years old, and I have been diagnosed with a carotid artery bulb.
Ma Ultra Proximal Cerebral Protection Device for use during carotid artery stenting (CAS).
FDA Clears Software That Measures Carotid Artery Thickness .
Patients With COPD at Increased Risk of Carotid Artery Plaque Formation.
In addition, having atherosclerosis in the carotid bulb tends to mean that the same disease can be found in the arteries of the heart, which increases your risk of heart attack.
Before carotid stenting, surgeons unclogged carotid arteries by making incisions into the neck to access blockages.
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In science:

Dissection medial to the right sternocleidomastoid muscle exposed the common carotid artery (CCA), and allowed separation of the CCA from the vagus nerve.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
The time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions was investigated in the gerbil model of transient cerebral ischemia. Animals were subjected to both common carotid arteries occlusion for 5 min.
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
Both common carotid arteries were exposed, separated carefully from the vagus nerve, and occluded for 5 minutes with microaneurysmal clips, which consistently resulted in delayed neuronal death in the CA1 region of the hippocampus (Kirino, 1982; Martínez et al., 2001).
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
Male Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus; 60-75 g) were anesthetized with chloral hydrate (300 mg/kg, i.p.) and subjected to both common carotid arteries occlusion for 5 min, exactly as in our previous work .
The highly selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor DFU is neuroprotective when given several hours after transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
Briefly, the right common carotid artery (CCA) was exposed by a ventral midline neck incision and ligated with a 3-0 silk suture.
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
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