Pulmonary Physiology - Pulmonary Circulation
Module 4 - Dr. D. Penney


  • To appreciate the pulmonary circulation's important general functions: e.g. gas exchange; filtering of venous blood, blood reservoir; metabolic roles; absorptive roles.

  • To understand the differences between systemic and pulmonary circulations and the basis for their differences.

  • To know the components of the 4 Zone model of pulmonary blood flow resulting from hydrostatic differences caused by gravity.

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