What is meant by double circulation? What is its significance? | NCERT solution | Class 11 Biology | Unit-18 Body Fluids and Circulation





Q.6:- What is meant by double circulation? What is its significance?

 

Answer:- 
The type of blood circulation in which oxygenated blood and deoxygenated blood do not get mixed is termed double circulation. It includes systemic circulation and pulmonary circulation. The circulatory pathway of double circulation is given in the following flow chart.

Flow chart: Double blood circulation Double circulation or separation of systemic and pulmonary circulations provides a higher metabolic rate to the body and also allows the two circulations to have different blood pressures according to the need of the organs they supply.