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Cardiac output is the output of the heart per unit time.(Gannong 21/e, 573/p) So which is the organ getting highest percentage of the cardiac output? Is it the liver which igets 27% of the C.O.?
Since the definition doesnot consider which chamber I may consider the right heart. This makes me to end up with the conclusion that it is the lungs getting the highest percentage of the cardiac output(>100% 'coz it is in addition supplied by the bronchial arteries)
So is the statement right that lungs gets the highest percentage of the cardiac output?
-Sudeep :? [/quote]


u got tht rite!

lung receives the max. CO

so unless it's specifically mentioned abt left CO......don't select kidneys!

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