Asked Nov 28, 2019

Define and describe the pulmonary and systemic circulatory routes.


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The pulmonary circulation is the portion of the circulatory system which carries deoxygenated blood away from the right ventricle, to the lungs, and returns oxygenated blood to the left atrium and ventricle of the heart.

Step 2

The pulmonary arteries carry deoxygenated blood to the lungs, where carbon dioxide is released and oxygen is picked up during respiration. The oxygenated blood then leaves the lungs through pulmonary veins which return it to the left part of the heart, comple...

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