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aortic arches

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In fish, the arteries supplying the gills, passing from the ventral aorta and then uniting to form the dorsal aorta. In tetrapods they are modified and reduced in number.

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artery

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A blood vessel carrying blood away from the heart. All arteries except the pulmonary artery carry oxygenated blood. The walls of an artery consist of three layers: an inner layer (tunica...

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heart

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A hollow muscular organ that, by means of regular contractions, pumps blood through the circulatory system (see circulation). The vertebrate heart has a thick wall (see myocardium) composed...

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pulmonary embolism

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The blocking of a blood vessel in the lungs by a blood clot that has often moved from the legs. A frequent cause of sudden death.

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