6 human body facts that most people don't know

Sunday, April 15, 2018




Human body facts that most people don't know about.

How many ribs do we have?
We have 12 sets of ribs for a total of 24. The first 7 are called true ribs and are directly attached to the sternum. The next three are attached to the sternum with a common attachment. The last two are called floating ribs because they are attached to the vertebrae. Where your spleen located? Your spleen is an important organ that works with the lymphatic system to filter your blood. The spleen is located under the rib cage and above the stomach in the left upper portion of the abdomen.

Human Body Systems

What does your liver do? Your liver is a very large organ that is vital for your health and performs over 200 vital functions. Here are just a few of the very important functions. First, the liver produces a substance called bile which is important in digestion. The liver stores glycogen which is used for energy It cleans toxins from your blood. For example, the liver converts ammonia into urea which can be flushed out in your urine. Liver makes cholesterol Your left lung is smaller than your right lung. The left lung is a little smaller than the right lung because it shares space on the left side of the chest with the heart. Your right lung has three sections called lobes and your left lung only has two How is a tendon different than a ligament? A tendon is a connective tissue that connects muscle to bone and a ligament is a connective tissue that connects bone to bone. How much blood do we have? The average person has 4.5 to 5.5 liters of blood. This is around 1.2 to 1.5 liters of blood. The blood is made up of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.


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