10 Interesting Facts about the Body

One of these following facts about the body will probably give you much information about your body you never explore before. The human body is the entire structure of a human being and comprise a head, neck, trunk (which include the thorax and abdomen), arms, and hands, legs and feet. Every part of the body is composed of various types of cell. At maturity, the estimated number of cells in the body is given as 37.2 trillion. This number is stated to be of partial data and to be used as a starting point for further calculations. For further information, you might want to read other facts about the body below.

Facts about the Body 1: Study of Human Body

The study of the human body involves anatomy and physiology. The human body can show anatomical non-pathological anomalies which need to be able to be recognised. Physiology focuses on the systems and their organs of the human body and their functions.

Facts about the Body 2: Structure

Skeletal structure frames the overall shape of the body and does not alter much over a lifetime. General body shape (and female body shape) is influenced by the distribution of muscle and fat tissue and also affected by various hormones. The average height of an adult male human (in developed countries) is about 1.7–1.8 m and the adult female is about 1.6–1.7 m.

Human Body

Human Body

Facts about the Body 3: Cavities

The human body has several body cavities the largest of which is the abdominopelvic cavity. These cavities house the various body organs including the spinal cord which also accommodates the production and flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricular system of the brain.

Facts about the Body 4: Composition

The composition of the human body can be referred to in terms of its water content, elements content, tissue types or material types. The adult human body contains approximately 60% water, and so makes up a significant proportion of the body, both in terms of weight and volume. Water content can vary from a high 75% in a newborn infant to a lower 45% in an obese person.

Facts about the Body - Anatomical study by Leonardo DaVinci

Facts about the Body – Anatomical study by Leonardo DaVinci

Facts about the Body 5: Human Anatomy

Human anatomy is primarily the scientific study of the morphology of the human body. Anatomy is subdivided into gross anatomy and microscopic anatomy. Gross anatomy is the study of anatomical structures that can be seen by the naked eye. Microscopic anatomy involves the use of microscopes to study minute anatomical structures, and is the field of histology which studies the organization of tissues at all levels, from cell biology, to organs.

Facts about the Body 6: Anatomical Variation

In human anatomy, the term anatomical variation refers to a non-pathologic anatomic structure that is different from the norm. The possible anatomic variations in each organ and its arterial and venous supply must be known by physicians, such as surgeons or radiologists, in order to identify them.

Human Brain

Human Brain

Facts about the Body 7: Systems

The human body consists of many interacting systems. Each system contributes to the maintenance of homeostasis, of itself, other systems, and the entire body. A system consists of two or more organs, which are functional collections of tissue. Systems do not work in isolation, and the well-being of the person depends upon the well-being of all the interacting body systems.

Facts about the Body 8: History of Physiology

The study of human physiology dates back to at least 420 B.C. and the time of Hippocrates, the father of western medicine. The critical thinking of Aristotle and his emphasis on the relationship between structure and function marked the beginning of physiology in Ancient Greece.

Facts about the Body - Front and back view of the body

Facts about the Body – Front and back view of the body

 

Facts about the Body 9: Biological Basis of the Study of Physiology

The biological basis of the study of physiology, integration refers to the overlap of many functions of the systems of the human body, as well as its accompanied form. It is achieved through communication that occurs in a variety of ways, both electrical and chemical.

Facts about the Body 10: History of Anatomy

The history of anatomy has been characterized, over a long period of time, by an ongoing, developing understanding of the functions of organs and structures in the human body. Methods have advanced dramatically, from the simple examination by dissection of animals and cadavers (corpses), to the development and use of the microscope, to the far more technological advances of the electron microscope and other complex techniques.

Older Human Anatomy Picture

Older Human Anatomy Picture

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