Carotid (adjective)

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

Origin:

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

Examples:

  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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