Lydia Z.

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Fetal circulation: three shunts, one rule

Posted by Lydia Z. on 5/26/21 12:00 PM

Hearts are pretty cool, and so are developing fetuses. Unfortunately for the student preparing for the MCAT, they’re also both pretty complicated, and fetal circulation differs from adult circulation in three main structures. In the next couple paragraphs, I’m going to break down these structures with one rule. If you’re not familiar with adult circulation, I highly recommend brushing up on it before diving into this article. 

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Tags: biology, MCAT