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A – Aneurysm: Abdominal Aorta can develop an Aneurysm, a dangerous ballooning of the blood vessel.

B – Blood Supply: Abdominal Aorta is responsible for the Blood Supply to various abdominal organs.

D – Descending: The Abdominal Aorta Descends down through the abdomen.

O – Origin: It has its Origin from the thoracic aorta just below the diaphragm.

M – Major Branches: Abdominal Aorta gives off Major Branches such as the celiac artery, superior mesenteric artery, and inferior mesenteric artery.

I – Iliac Arteries: It eventually splits into the common iliac arteries, supplying the pelvis and lower limbs.

N – Narrowing: Abdominal Aorta can be affected by Narrowing or stenosis, which can lead to reduced blood flow.

A – Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque in the arteries, can affect the Abdominal Aorta.

L – Lumbar Arteries: The Abdominal Aorta also supplies the lumbar arteries, which provide blood to the muscles of the lower back.

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