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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Which of the following organs receives the largest fraction of cardiac output?


Which of the following organs receives the largest fraction of cardiac output?( Select the best answer )

a) Heart
b) Brain
c) GIT
d) Kidney
e) Liver


Answer 


a) Liver

Discussion

Distribution of cardiac output  to different organ

Organ

Percentage of cardiac output
Liver

27.8 %
Kidneys

23.3 %
Brain

13.9 %
Skin

8.6 %
Skeletal muscle 15.6 %

Heart muscle

4.7 %
Rest of body

6.2 %






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