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Some Facts About Human Body

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Some Facts About Human Body

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:09 pm

Some Facts About Human Body
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  • Number of bones - 206
    Number of muscles - 639
    Number of kidneys - 2
    Number of milk teeth - 20
    Number of ribs - 24 (12 pairs)
    Number of chambers in the heart - 4
    Largest artery - Aorta
    Normal Blood pressure - 120 - 80
    PH of blood - 7.4
    Number of bones in New born body - 300
    Number of vertebrae in the spine - 33
    Number of vertebrae in the Neck - 7
    Number of bones in Face - 14
    Number of bones in Skull - 22
    Number of bones in Chest - 25
    Number of bones in Arms - 6
    Number of bones in human foot - 33
    Number of bones in each wrist - 8
    Number of bones in hand - 27
    Number of bones in each human ear - 3
    Number of muscles in the human arm - 72
    Largest organ - Skin
    Largest gland - Liver
    Smallest cell - Blood cell
    Biggest cell - Egg cell (ovum)
    Smallest bone - Stapes
    First transplanted organ - Heart
    Average length of small intestine - 7 m
    Average length of large intestine - 1.5 m
    Average weight of new born baby - 2.6 kg.
    Pulse rate in one minute - 72 times
    Body Temperature - 36.9o C (98.4o F)
    Average blood volume - 4 - 5 liters
    Average life of RBC - 120 days
    Pregnancy period - 280 days
    Largest endocrine gland - Thyroid
    Largest lymphatic organ - Spleen
    Largest cell - Nerve cell
    Largest part of brain - Cerebrum
    Largest & strongest bone - Femur
    Smallest muscle - Stapedius (Middle ear )
    Number of chromosomes in human cell - 46 (23pairs)
    Largest muscle - Buttock (Gluteus Maximus)


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Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:14 pm

Body Movement Terminology

Flexion - Bending
Extension - Stretching out
Protraction - Movement in the anterior direction
Retraction - Movement in the posterior direction
Abduction - Movement away from midline
Adduction - Movement toward the midline
Inversion - Turning inward
Exversion - Turning outward
Excursion - Movement from side to side
Rotation - Movement of the structure about its axis
Circumduction - Movement in a circular motion
Pronation - Rotation of the forearm so that the anterior surface is down
Supination - Rotation of the forearm so that the anterior surface is up
Elevation - Movement of the structure in a superior direction
Depression - Movement of the structure in a inferior direction
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Unread post by j121walker » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:59 am

Its amazing experience to know about our body, I read something interesting facts.

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Unread post by Royston » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:04 pm

I loved all of your facts that you posted on the human body. It is important as nurses to know about the human body for many reasons. Our human body is a complex machine with many parts to it. When I studied the human body in anatomy and physiology course in my nursing school, I learned that the human body has so many different body systems and that each system works together so that the body can function properly. When one aspect of the human body is down or hurt, the other body parts take over and help it to heal which I find fascinating. I had to learn all of the bones and muscles as well and what each bone and muscle does for the human body. Learning all of these things helps us nurses to understand why the patient is sick or hurt and how to treat them.

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Unread post by HyunBae » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:18 pm

Thanks for this great source of information. These are some of the basic but most important facts about the human body.

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Re: Some Facts About Human Body

Unread post by Royston » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:09 pm

The human body is such a complex machine and all of the parts work together in order to make it work well. I studied all of the bones and muscles and I was amazed at how they all work together. Here is some more information on the human body; this time it is regarding the heart:

http://www.pacificmedicalacls.com/acls- ... heart.html

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Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:49 pm

[*]Men lose about 40 hairs in a day and women lose 70 hairs in a day.

Your blood has same amount of salts in it as an ocean has.

You are taller in the morning than you are at night.

Heart circulates blood in your body about 1000 times each day.

Eyelashes last about 150 days.

There are 500 hairs in an eyebrow.

The average human body contains approximately 100 billion nerve cells.

It is not possible to sneeze with open eyes.

Bones are 4 times stronger than concrete.

Average life span of a taste bud is only 10 days.

You are born without knee caps and they don’t appear until age of 2 to 6 years.

Children grow faster in springtime

Eyes stay the same size throughout life but nose and ears never stop growing.

We born with 300 bones but end up with 206 bones when we are adult.

Human skull is made up of 26 different bones.

Hair is made of same substance as fingernails.

Our entire body functions stop when we sneeze, even your heart beat.

Tongue is the strongest muscle in human body.

Typical person goes to bathroom six times a day.

Food takes 7 seconds to reach stomach from mouth.

Children have more taste buds than adults.

Sneeze blows air out of nose at the speed of 100 miles per hour.

Largest muscle in your body is one on which you are sitting on.

Smallest bone of body is in ears.
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