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Aorta

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The largest artery in the body.

It carries oxygen-rich blood away from the heart to vessels that reach the rest of the body.

Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 

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Source: Giovanni B. Ciuffo, MD Aortic disease 

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Anatomy of the aorta Anatomy of the aorta

Source: Giovanni B. Ciuffo, MD
Aortic disease 

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Circulatory system

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