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Cecie Starr + 1 other
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11th Edition
Cecie Starr + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305112100
Textbook Problem

What is the difference between the systemic and pulmonary circuits?

Summary Introduction

To differentiate: The systemic and pulmonary circuits.

Introduction: The circulatory system refers to the cardiovascular system of the body. This system includes the heart and the blood vessels. Blood vessels are of three types, namely arteries, capillaries, and veins. The heart is a muscular organ of the circulatory system that pumps blood throughout the body and the blood vessels carry the blood within them. Circulatory system provides oxygen and nutrients to all the cells of the body through blood vessels.

Explanation

Tabular representation: The differences between systemic and pulmonary circuits are given in Table 1.

Table 1: Differences between systemic and pulmonary circuits

CriteriaPulmonary circuitSystematic circuit
FunctionIt is the flow of blood from the heart’s right side to the lungs and then, back to the left side of the heart.It is the flow of blood from the heart’s left side to the systemic cells in the body and back to the heart’s right side...

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