periaortic

Surrounding the aorta

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  • Periaortic — Around the aorta. The aorta is the great artery that comes from the left ventricle of the heart and delivers oxygen rich blood to the body. Peri is a prefix borrowed from the Greek. It means around or about. So perianal is around the anus. For… …   Medical dictionary

  • periaortic — peri·aortic …   English syllables

  • periaortic — adjective see periaortal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paraaortic lymph node — Infobox Lymph Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 180 GrayPage = 705 Caption = Lymph nodes (Paraaortic labeled in center in blue.) Caption2 = Left Lumbar Lymph Nodes (Paraaortic Lymph Nodes) 1. Lateral aortic 2. Preaortic 3. Postaortic 4.… …   Wikipedia

  • Peri- — Prefix meaning around or about. For example, pericardial is around the heart, and periaortic lymph nodes are lymph nodes around the aorta. * * * Around, about, near. Cf.:circum . [G. around] * * * prefix denoting near, around, or enclosing.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Perianal — Located around the anus, the opening of the rectum to the outside of the body. Peri is a prefix borrowed from the Greek. It means around or about. So pericardial is around the heart. Perinatal is around birth. And periumbilical is around the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Perianal abscess — An abscess (a local accumulation of pus) that forms next to the anus (the opening of the rectum to the outside of the body) causing tender swelling in that area and pain on defecation. Peri is a prefix borrowed from the Greek that means around or …   Medical dictionary

  • periaortal — peri·aor·tal ā ȯrt əl adj PERIAORTIC …   Medical dictionary

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