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Anatomy Block 2

Question:
In fetal circulation there are 3 shunts. Name and function?
Answer:
Ductus veinosus- connects umbilical vein to the left hepatic vein to get oxygenated blood into the right atrium.
Ductus arteriosus: connects pulmonary trunk to descending aorta to get oxygenated blood to lower body.
Foramen Ovale: Connects Left and Right atrium so oxygenated blood can pass through left ventricle and enter aorta.
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Question: In fetal circulation there are 3 shunts. Name and function?
Answer: Ductus veinosus- connects umbilical vein to the left hepatic vein to get oxygenated blood into the right atrium. Ductus arteriosus: connects pulmonary trunk to descending aorta to get oxygenated blood to lower body. Foramen Ovale: Connects Left and Right atrium so oxygenated blood can pass through left ventricle and enter aorta.