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The abdominal aorta is a direct continuation of the descending aorta. and he largest artery in the abdominal cavity.
The abdominal aorta begins at the level of the diaphragm, crossing it via the aortic hiatus at the vertebral level of T12. It travels anterior to the vertebral column. It thus follows the curvature of the lumbar vertebrae, that is, convex anteriorly. The peak of this convexity is at the level of the third lumbar vertebra (L3).
The abdominal aorta supplies blood to much of the abdominal cavity. including the intestines, kidneys, reproductive organs, and legs.
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