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Three-chambered heart reduces mixing of blood: frog

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The three-chambered heart of frogs reduces mixing of oxygenated and unoxygenated blood because of the separation of atrial inflow and outflow.

BIOMIMICRY TAXONOMY
Summary
"Although anurans have a three-chambered heart, little mixing of oxygenated and unoxygenated blood occurs because of the separation of atrial inflow and outflow." (Fowler and Miller 2003:22)
About the inspiring organism
Anura
Anura

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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist


Bioinspired products and application ideas

Application Ideas: Method to use the same component to allow flow in and out without mixing, or when mixing is intended, e.g., mixing is important when gas and oxygen flow in a combustion engine.

Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Manufacturing, automotive, energy

References
Fowler, ME; Miller, RE. 2003. Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.
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Sherry
about 1 year ago
The link provided by larenkee goes to a paper that has an image of the three-chambered heart. Thanks for that.
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Sherry
over 3 years ago
Thanks to Duarte Miguel Prazeres for finding and uploading this photo.
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