One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or denoting the two main arteries which carry blood to the head and neck, and their two main branches.
- ‘Previous studies showed that carotid artery dilatation is a compensatory mechanism in early stages of atherosclerosis.’
- ‘The catheter is inserted either at the front of the elbow, for investigation of the neck arteries (a carotid angiogram), or in the groin for a coronary angiogram.’
- ‘People with lower levels of lutein present in their blood, however, did experience carotid artery thickening.’
- ‘Unfortunately, the carotid pulsations in the neck can easily be confused with jugular pulsations.’
- ‘Blood was obtained by carotid artery laceration.’
- ‘As he buttoned up his shirt, I noticed the scar on his neck from previous carotid surgery.’
- ‘The main concern about carotid angioplasty is the risk of stroke at the time of the procedure.’
- ‘It is intended for treating carotid artery disease in high-risk patients.’
- ‘Hypothermia may render the carotid pulse impalpable, but it is important not to start chest compression without evidence of cardiac arrest.’
- ‘When I arrived at the hospital a patient was already anaesthetised, waiting for me to carry out a carotid angiogram to help diagnose a mass in the neck.’
- ‘Others have reported that increases in carotid artery diameter are associated with cardiovascular risk factors.’
- ‘Third, the angle of the needle as depicted increases the risk of carotid artery injury.’
- ‘In cases of absence of the internal carotid artery, the carotid canal may also be absent.’
- ‘A clinical diagnosis of carotid artery dissection was made.’
- ‘The reported cause of death was acute cardiorespiratory arrest as a result of carotid control hold of neck.’
Each of the two main arteries that carry blood to the head and neck.
- ‘Strangles place direct pressure on both the carotid and vertebral arteries.’
- ‘The transverse facial artery may arise directly from the external carotid artery.’
- ‘The ancients knew that pressure on the carotids could put someone to ‘sleep’ sometimes permanently.’
- ‘Palpation of the carotids, thyroid or abdominal organs was impossible.’
- ‘She laughed as she jammed a thumb into his carotid and he went limp in her hands.’
- ‘The patients were also given an ultrasound scan of their carotid arteries.’
- ‘From the aorta these bubbles would have gone straight up the carotids to her brain.’
- ‘You can check your pulse over your carotid or radial artery.’
Early 17th century: from French carotide or modern Latin carotides, from Greek karōtides, plural of karōtis ‘drowsiness’, from karoun ‘stupefy’ (because compression of these arteries was thought to cause stupor).
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