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 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 detail 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?
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
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:
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.
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