a list of the 78 organs in the human body ?

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a list of the 78 organs in the human body ?

Post by ghinzdra » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:43 pm

reposting here from the physiology board as it seems more adequate (I m specifically interested in the human body , the physiology board is more general )

I know there are 78 organs in the human body . Even if this figure is widely reported I can't put my hand on a complete list of the organs in the human body and even anatomy books are not necessly very clear about the list as they focus on function (system ) rather than organ . It's insane as everyone agrees with the figure but nobody can provide a list . Not the first time I find a commonly agreed truth that nobody is able to prove/explain (internet is fueling this phenomenon ) still it really bugs me.
Could you either give me a list , a link or a book reference with the complete list ?

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Post by Kezzer » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:37 am

Had a quick scoot round the web, like you said 78 is stated everywhere!! Can't seem to put my hand on a specific list though, only lists I can find are the ones with the main organs on so I'm putting that down to quite a few of the "78" being non-essential for a human to survive.
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Post by Darby » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:14 pm

The line between "organ" and "structure" is a fuzzy one, so it seems odd that there's be one accepted number.

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