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left-to-right shunt  
right-to-left shunt 
a right-to-left shunt allows the deoxygenated, systemic venous return to bypass the lungs and return directly to the systemic arterial circulation; the oxygen content of the systemic arterial blood falls in proportion to the volume of systemic venous blood mixing with the normal pulmonary venous return; with reduced oxygen content, even with normal cardiac output, tissue oxygen delivery falls and the work capacity of muscles is limited

Exact Synonyms: R-L shunt ;   right-to-left shunting
Definition Sources: PMID:18299514

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