Carotid (adjective)

Relating to the carotid artery, the main artery in the neck supplying blood to the head and neck.


From the latin word 'carotis' meaning 'of the carrot'.


  1. The carotid artery was an important part of the circulatory system, carrying oxygen-rich blood to the brain.
  2. The carotid artery was susceptible to plaque buildup, leading to the risk of stroke.
  3. The carotid pulse was used to assess a person's heart rate and blood pressure.
  4. The carotid artery was one of two main arteries in the neck, the other being the vertebral artery.
  5. A carotid endarterectomy was a surgical procedure to remove plaque from the inside of the carotid artery.
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