coarctation definition

  • noun:
    • A narrowing or constricting, specifically for the aorta or of a blood vessel.
    • The state of being enclosed in an oval horny case. Used of an insect pupa.
    • A stenosis, specifically of this aorta.
    • confinement to a narrow room
    • force; that which presses
    • Confinement to a narrow room.
    • force; whatever presses.
    • A stricture or narrowing, by a canal, cavity, or orifice.
    • Confinement; restriction to a narrow area; restraint of liberty.
    • Pressure; contraction; specifically, in medicine, the contracting or lessening of diameter of a canal, because the bowel or perhaps the urethra, or perhaps the contraction of a cavity.
    • tight or slim compression
    • (biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or channel; specially a congenital narrowing of this aorta

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