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Diagrams - Human Anatomy

  • Skeleton
    From The Human Body Book

    The skeleton makes up almost one-fifth of a healthy body’s weight. This flexible inner framework supports all other parts and tissues, which would collapse without skeletal reinforcement. The skeleton also protects certain organs, such as the delicate brain inside the skull....
  • Muscles of the Body
    From The Human Body Book

    Muscles are the body’s “flesh”. They bulge and ripple just under the skin, and are arranged in criss-crossing layers down to the bones. Their job is to contract and pull the bones to which they are anchored. Rarely working alone, they usually contract in groups, moving bones at accurate angles and by precise
  • Heart Structure
    From The Human Body Book

    The heart is a powerful organ about the size of a clenched fist. Located just to the left of centre in between the lungs, it operates as two coordinated pumps that send blood around the body...
  • brain
    From The Human Body Book

    he brain, in conjunction with the spinal cord, regulates both non-conscious processes and coordinates most voluntary movement. Furthermore, the brain is the site of consciousness, allowing humans to think and learn...
  • Respiratory Anatomy
    From The Human Body Book

    The respiratory system, in close conjunction with the circulatory system, is responsible for supplying all body cells with essential oxygen and removing potentially harmful carbon dioxide from the body...
  • Digestive Anatomy
    From The Human Body Book

    The digestive system consists of a long passageway, known as the alimentary canal or digestive tract, and associated organs, including the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. The digestive tract starts at the mouth and continues through the oesophagus...

Sensory Organs

  • Ear: Topic Page
    Organ of hearing and equilibrium. The human ear consists of outer, middle, and inner parts.
  • Eye: Topic Page
    Organ of vision and light perception. In humans the eye is of the camera type, with an iris diaphragm and variable focusing, or accommodation.
  • Nose
    From the The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

    The organs of smell are confined to a small area in the roof of the nasal cavity. The olfactory cells are stimulated when certain molecules reach them.
  • Skin: Topic Page
    The flexible tissue (integument) enclosing the body of vertebrate animals. In humans and other mammals, the skin operates a complex organ of numerous structures (sometimes called the integumentary system) serving vital protective and metabolic functions.
  • Tongue
    From Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary

    A freely movable muscular organ that lies partly in the floor of the mouth and partly in the pharynx. It is the organ of taste and contributes also to chewing, swallowing, and speech.



  • Brain: Topic Page
    The supervisory center of the nervous system in all vertebrates. MORE

  • Heart: Topic Page
    Muscular organ that rhythmically contracts to force blood around the body of an animal with a circulatory system. MORE

  • Stomach: Topic Page
    Saclike dilation in the gastrointestinal tract between the esophagus and the intestines , forming an organ of digestion. MORE
  • Lung: Topic Page
    In mammals, large cavity of the body, used for gas exchange. MORE
  • Kidney: Topic Page
    Either of a pair of organs at the back of the abdomen whose function is the removal of waste pro-ducts from the blood, and the excretion of such compounds from the body, usually in the form of urine. MORE
  • Liver: Topic Page
    Largest glandular organ of the body, weighing about 3 lb (1.36 kg). MORE
  • Pancreas: Topic Page
    Glandular organ that secretes digestive enzymes and hormones. MORE
  • Intestine: Topic Page
    Muscular hoselike portion of the gastrointestinal tract extending from the lower end of the stomach (pylorus) to the anal opening. MORE

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