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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