Facts of Internal Organs

Facts of Internal Organs, though we may note give them much thought unless they bother us, our internal organs are what allow us to go on eating, breathing and walking around. Here are some things to consider the next time you hear your stomach growl.

Types of Organs in a Human Body. Altogether there are seventy-eight main organs within the human body. These organs work in coordination to give rise to several organ systems. Among these 78 organs, five organs are considered as vital for survival.

small intestine

Fact #1 : The largest internal organ is small intestine

Despite being called the smaller of the two intestines, your small intestine is actually four times as long as the average adult is tall. If it weren’t looped back and forth upon itself it wouldnt fir inside the abdominal cavity.

Fact #2 : The Human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet.

No wonder you can feel your heartbeat so easily. Pumping blood through your body quickly and efficiently takes a quite a bit of pressure resulting in the strong contractions of the heart and the thick walls of the ventricles which push blood to the body.

Blood vessels

Fact #3 : The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades

While you certainly shouldnt test the fortitude of your stomach by eating a razorblade or any other metal object for that matter, the acids that digest the food you eat arent to be taken lightly. Hydercloric acid, the type found in your stomach, is not only good at dissolving the pizza you had for dinner but can also wat through many types of metal.

Fact #4 : The Human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels

To put that in perspective , the distance around the earth is about 25,000 miles, making the distance your blood vessels could travel if laid end to end more than two times around the earth.

human stomach
Stomach lining

Fact #5 : You get a new stomach lining every three to four days

The mucus-like cells lining the walls of the stomach would soon dissolve due to the strong disgestive acids in your stomach if they werent constantly replaced. Those with ulcers know how painful it can be when stomach acis takes its toll on the lining of your stomach

Fact #6 The surface area of a human lung is equal to a tennis court

In order to more efficiently oxygenate the blood, the lungs are filled with thousands of braching bronchi and tiny, grape-like alveoli. These are filled with microscopic capillaries which oxygen and carbon dioxide. The large amount of surface area makes it easier for this exchange to take place, and makes sure you stay properly oxygenated at all times.

heart of men adn women are different

Fact #7 : Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s.

The main reason for this is simply that on average women tend to be smallar than men and lhave less mass to pump blood to. But women’s and men’s hearts can actually act quite differently, especially when experiencing trauma like a heart attack, and many treatments that work for men must be adjusted or changed entirely to work for women.

Fact #8 : Scientists have counted over 500 different liver functions.

You may not think much about your liver except after a long night of drinking, but the liver is one of the body’s hardest working, largest and busiest organs. Some of the functions your liver performs are : Production of bile, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, and detoxification.

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Facts of Internal Organs

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