respiratory circulationmedical dictionary

The mechanisms of pulmonary circulation coordinated with the heart and systemic circulation. It involves the flow or interruption of the flow of blood to the lungs as it affects respiration. Pulmonary circulation, a circulatory concept, emphasizes the passage of blood from the right to the left heart through the lungs. Respiratory circulation coordinates this with heart action, systemic circulation, and breathing.

(12 Dec 1998)