A knowledge of what our organs are like and does, is important if we must understand what happens when we are well as well as during illness.
The intricate design, structure and function of the human body remains one of the most amazing and thought provoking concepts in the universe. The human brain has been aptly described as the greatest marvel known to man, because it is the only entity in the known universe that always seeks to understand itself.
The intricacy of the human eyes, heart, liver, kidneys and other organs and systems and how they work in unison for a common purpose, speaks of the presence of a deliberate grand designer as well as a surpassing intelligence and attention to details that must have gone into our design. No wonder a well-known poet wrote “In a fear-inspiring way, I am wonderfully made”.
But what is an organ and how many organs are there in the human body?
List of Human Organs
An organ is a of group of different types of tissues that come together to form a structure that carries out one or more functions.
It is estimated that there are a total of 78 organs in the human body. The list includes:
- Adrenal Glands
- Bone marrow
- Bulbourethral glands
- Fallopian tubes
- Gall Bladder
- Large Intestine
- Larynx (voice box)
- Lymph Nodes
- Parathyroid Glands
- Parotid glands
- Pineal gland
- Pituitary Gland
- Seminal vesicles
- Spinal Cord
- Sublingual glands
- Submandibular glands
- Thymus Gland
- Vas deferens
Similar groups of cells come together to form a tissue. The cells that make up tissues do not only look alike, but have similar functions. There are four basic tissue types in the body. They are:
- Epithelium tissue – these are the single layer of cells that line our skin, throat, bowels and internal organs
- Connective tissue – these are the turf, fibers and support systems that are found in organs and body systems
- Muscle tissue – there are two types of muscles in the human body – smooth muscles and skeletal muscles
- Nerve tissue.
All organs are made up of a combination of one or more of these four tissue types. Yes. Every single organ on the list of the 78 human organs are derived from one or more of these tissues.
Infection, injuries, or any other form of abnormality affecting any of these organs could lead to disease conditions in our body.
Here at humanorgans.org, we bring you a wealth of information on all human organs and their functions as well as brief consideration of diseases and conditions that could arise from each of these organs.
We hope you find this site helpful.
Please engage us. Leave comments. Ask questions. Subscribe to our newsletter and come back to follow our updates.
Enjoy the amazing world of the human organs.