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ascending
Going upward.

The ascending aorta is the portion of the aorta that ascends, going upward as it leaves the heart to form the beginning of the arch of the aorta.

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Word Entries at Word Info: “ascending
ascend (verb), ascends; ascended; ascending (verb forms)
1. To go up, to rise, or move toward the sky: "They watched their balloons slowly ascending into the sky."
2. Sloped or to slanted upward: "Several paths ascended to the top of the mountain."
3. To rise to a higher or more powerful position in a government, company, etc.: "A new national government ascended to power."
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Word Entries at Word Info containing the term: “ascending
ascending lumbar vein, vena lumbalis ascendens
Paired, vertical vein of the posterior abdominal wall, adjacent and parallel to the vertebral column, posterior to the origin of the psoas major muscle (bodies of vertebrae and intervertebral disks from the twelfth thoracic to the fifth lumbar); it connects the common iliac (dorsal bone of the pelvis), iliolumbar, and lumbar veins in the paravertebral line, the right vein joining the right subcostal vein to form the azygos vein, the left vein uniting with the left subcostal (below the ribs); vein to form the hemiazygos vein (merger of the left ascending lumbar vein with the left subcostal vein).
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ascending tetanus
Tetanus in which muscle spasms occur first in the lower part of the body and then spread upward, finally involving muscles of the head and neck.
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