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The largest artery in the body which arises from the left ventricle of the heart, goes up (ascends) a little way, bends over (arches), then goes down (descends) through the chest and through the abdomen where it ends by dividing into two arteries called the common iliac arteries that go to the legs.
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abdominal aorta
The largest arterial conduit (channel) below the diaphragm.

This term refers to the portion of the aorta (largest artery in the body) below the diaphragm to the bifurcation (split into two parts) into the right and left common iliac arteries or the upper and largest, part of the bony pelvic girdle.

It supplies blood to the abdominal viscera, pelvic organs, and lower extremities.

The abdominal aorta provides blood to the abdominal structures; such as, the testes, ovaries, kidneys, and stomach.

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