Incredible Organs

5 Organs Which Will Baffle You With Their Splendor

The Spleen

The spleen is an organ we often overlook. The average healthy adult’s spleen weighs about . The spleen recognizes and removes blood cells which are deformed, damaged or old. After breaking down these cells are broken down, the spleen salvages the iron returns it to the body. Finally, the spleen produces red blood cells necessary the last months of fetal life.

The Pancreas

The Pancreas is a digestive organ which is located in the abdomen and primarily converts food into fuel for cells. It also regulates blood sugar and helps in digestion. Finally, it secretes pancreatic fluids containing digestive enzymes that break down lipids, carbohydrates and proteins. If the pancreas reaches organ failure, these fluids are released into the body and are free to circulate, which is extremely harmful and may even lead to death.

The Stomach

Everything we consume is digested by our stomach at some stage. The stomach secretes an acid that activates an enzyme called pepsin which is needed for protein digestion and also helps with the absorption of the vitamin B12 which is important to the functioning of the brain and the nervous system.

The Skin

The skin is, unsurprisingly, the body's largest organ. It has multiple layers and protects or coats all muscles, ligaments, etc. The skin is important for insulation, feeling and temperature control. The human skin is covered in hair follicles but is not protected by an outer layer of fur like most other mammals. The skin also important for the production of vitamin D. When damaged, the skin will form scar tissue and gradually heal.

The Brain

Finally, the brain essentially controls every part of your body, including the nervous system which delivers information from around the body. The central nervous system (CNS) is a huge network of nerves which is made of brain and the spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). It has various parts like Cerebrum ,Cerebellum, Limbic System and Brain Stem. The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain which coordinates actions and thoughts. Cerebellum a smaller section which is responsible for movement and posture. The limbic system is the emotion section of the brain, this is located in the brainstem and also controls breathing, heartbeat, and blood pressure.

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