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    Why pulmonary and systemic circulatory systems are separated

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    In mammals and birds, the pulmonary and systemic circulation are functionally separate. Discuss why they are separate and why this may be important. Consider differences in lung tissue including alveoli.

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    Problem: In mammals and birds, the pulmonary and systemic circulation are functionally separate. Discuss why they are separate and why this may be important. Consider differences in lung tissue including alveoli.

    Solution:
    Another commonality between mammals and birds is that they have a four chambered heart. This separation into the four chambers allows for there to exist a division between pulmonary and systemic circulatory ...

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    The following posting helps with a problem regarding anatomy and physiology. This solution provides a discussion about why the pulmonary and systemic circulatory systems are separated in birds and mammals. Solution includes anatomical and functional explanations. The answer is given in 218 words. A reference is included in the solution.

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