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The aorta is the largest artery in the body.[1] The aorta delivers oxygen-rich blood from the left ventricle to the body. [2] Most major arteries branch off from the aorta, with the exception of the main pulmonary artery.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Bailey, Regina (n.d.). Anatomy of the Heart: Aorta. Retrieved on 2008-10-01.
  2. unk. (n.d.). Respiratory Disorders Glossary. Retrieved on 2008-10-01.