Shunting | definition of shunting by Medical dictionary
shunting: The bypassing of alveoli by blood circulating through the lungs. Aetiology Atelectasis, portal hypertension, small airway obstruction, smoke inhalation injury. Diagnosis Hypoxaemia that only partially improves with high inspired O2 concentrations (e.g., arterial O2 tension/PaO2 < 200 mm Hg for inspired O2 concentration FIO2 = 100%).
DA: 81 PA: 62 MOZ Rank: 25