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AORTA ABDOMINALIS

The largest arterial conduit adown the diaphragm. This term refers to the portion of the aorta adown the diaphragm to the bifurcation into the right and left general iliac arteries. It supplies blood to the abdominal viscera, pelvic organs and lower extremities.
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