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Interesting Facts About Human Organs

The human body is made up of muscles, bones, nerves, and blood. Our skin forms a protective layer on our body. A group of tissues in a living organism which has a specific function and form is called an organ.

All the organs in the human body are grouped together into the organ system. Different organ systems in the human body perform a specific task. Some major organ systems in the human body are nervous system, respiratory system, circulatory system, human digestive system, endocrine system, excretory system, reproductive system. Some interesting facts about the human organs are listed below.

Human Brain

  • The right-hand side of human brain controls the left part of the body whereas the left side of the brain controls the right part of the body.
  • The weight of an adult human brain is 1.5 kg (3lbs).
  • The human brain consumes energy more than any other organ. It consumes up to 20% of the total energy.
  • The brain grows the fastest up to 5 years of age.
Human Heart

  • The mass of the human heart is around 250 to 350 grams.
  • The human heart beats approximately 100,000 times a day.
  • The human heart can squirt blood up to 9 meters high.
Human Lungs

  • Lungs are part of the human respiratory system. The left lung is smaller than the right lung.
  • It is the only organ in the human body that can float on water.
  • An average human breathes about 13 pints of air every minute.
Human Kidneys

  • The right kidney is slightly lower than the left one.
  • This organ works as a blood purifier by removing waste materials from the blood.
  • In males, the kidneys weigh 115 to 155 grams and in females, the kidneys weigh around 125 to 170 grams.

  • The average weight of a human liver is approximately 1.44 kg to 1.66 kg
  • The human liver gets dual blood supply from the hepatic arteries and hepatic portal.
  • Liver is the largest gland in the human body

  • An adult human stomach can hold up to 1.5 liters of drinks or food.
  • When the food leaves our stomach, it leaves in small particles which are called ‘chyme.'
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