Definition of coarctation in English:


Syllabification: co·arc·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌkōˌärkˈtāSHən


  • Congenital narrowing of a short section of the aorta.
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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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