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coarctation Line breaks: co|arc¦ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌkəʊɑːkˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of coarctation in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Congenital narrowing of a short section of the aorta: coarctation of the aorta [count noun]: a freshly dilated coarctation
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  • These anomalies include patent ductus arteriosus, vascular ring, and coarctation of aorta.
  • Peripheral pulses (radial and femoral) also should be measured for rate and rhythm and to rule out coarctation of the aorta.
  • Now he had a coarctation of the aorta and would probably need major surgery.


Late Middle English: from Latin coarctatio(n-), from the verb coarctare (see coarctate).

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