of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck
A number of major arteries in the head and neck.
Relating to these arteries
Origin: From caros or κάρος. From the fact that the carotid artery supplies blood to the brain, and interruption of this flow causes loss of consciousness.
one of the two main arteries of the neck, by which blood is conveyed from the aorta to the head. [See Illust. of Aorta.]
alt. of Carotidal
Origin: [Gr. , pl., from heavy sleep: cf. F. carotide. The early Greeks believed that these arteries in some way caused drowsiness.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ka-rot′id, adj. relating to the two great arteries of the neck. [Gr. karōtides—karos, sleep, the ancients supposing that deep sleep was caused by compression of them.]
The numerical value of carotid in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of carotid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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Typical post-stroke workup involves testing for many risk factors including carotid atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, hypercoagulable states, hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes among others, obstructive sleep apnea not only worsens all of these conditions but even with adjusting for other causes doubles the risk of stroke.
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