ventral aorta

ventral aorta

[′ven·trəl ā′ȯrd·ə]
(vertebrate zoology)
The arterial trunk or trunks between the heart and the first aortic arch in embryos or lower vertebrates.
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This can explain embryologically since the external carotid artery arises mainly from the ventral aorta and internal carotid artery arises mainly from the dorsal aorta (Datta.
1990) and in the ventral aorta in sharks (Evans and Gunderson, 1998a, b).
Functional characterization of a muscarinic receptor in the smooth muscle of the shark (Squalus acanthias) ventral aorta.
A prostaglandin, not NO, mediates endothelium-dependent dilation in ventral aorta of shark (Squalus acanthias).
9% TL, paired and median ventral nasal sinus papillae, and presence of 10 afferent branchial arteries on the medial ventral aorta.
Ventral aorta (VA) bifurcating at an anterior position between 2nd and 3rd GP (counted from the snout toward the heart).
Branching of the ventral aorta (VA) is considered synapomorphic for Eptatretinae (Mok and McMillan, 2004), in contrast to the plesiomorphic unbranched condition in Myxininae.
Bifurcating pattern of the ventral aorta and distribution of the branchial arteries of hagfishes (Myxiniformes), with notes on the taxonomic implications.