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Activity Discussion Science & Technology Biology Reply To: Biology

  • Tushar

    June 10, 2023 at 1:12 pm
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    Based on the weight and the length of the body organ, they are classified as the longest organs in the human body. These organs can be easily seen and are involved in multiple functions.

    The ten largest organs in the body are – skin, liver, brain, lungs, heart, kidney, spleen, pancreas, thyroid and joints.The Skin

    Skin is the external largest organ of the human body. It is a vital organ with a fleshy surface covered with hair, nerves, glands and nails. It covers your whole body and acts as a barrier between outside and inside environment.

    Human skin is approximately two millimetres in thickness, weighs around 10895.10 grams, which makes up about 16 per cent of the overall body mass. Overall, the skin acquires an area of 20 square feet on our body surface.

    Functions of the skin

    It is one of the primary sense organs that can sense touch, heat, pressure, cold, pain and pleasure. Other functions of the skin are:

    •Prevents water loss.

    •Regulates body temperature.

    •Receives sensory information.

    •Stores water, fat, and vitamin D.

    •Protects by avoiding the entry of pathogens.

    •Synthesizes vitamin D when it is exposed to sunshine.

    •Excretes excess of water, salts and other wastes in the form of sweat through the sweat pores.

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