How Many Organs are There in Human Body?

An organ is defined as a specialized structure that consists of different tissues that join together as a unit to perform a specific function.

There are approximately 78 organs in human body. Among these 78 organs, 5 organs are considered vital for survival. These include the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and brain. If any of these five organs stops functioning, the death of the organism is imminent without medical intervention.

How Many Organs are There in Human Body?
Organs in the Human Body

How Many Organs are There in Human Body?

 How many bones are there in our human body? Or how many teeth are there? The answers to these questions have been found in General Knowledge, Basic Education, or some films, etc., but what is the total number of organs in our body? Have you ever thought about this question? No, so now know what the answer is and how the number varies in counting.

This question is not as easy as you are guessing. Since ancient times man has been trying to find the answer to this question.

 In Egypt, an attempt was made to learn about human organs due to coating on dead bodies. On the other hand, the earliest studies about the human body are found in China.

Now after thousands of years, how much science has found the answer to this question?

What is classified as an organ?

First of all, it is a matter of understanding what is the meaning of an organ according to science? 

A group of tissues is called an organ. You will find this definition in science books after primary school. According to science, every organ works to increase the capacity of your body and save survival.

Brain, heart, liver, at least one kidney and one lung are vital organs i.e. one cannot live without any one of them. There are many other organs that can be lived without or can be changed with the help of modern science. Now know how the number of organs is fixed.

Experts believe that the total number of organs in the human body depends on whom you ask or how you count. See, there are 206 bones in the human body, now if you consider a bone as an organ, then the number will be very high, according to a report published by Live Science, the number of organs in the human body is generally considered to be 78.

Although there is no specific information about where this number came from, who told it, but this number includes all the important organs like the tongue, stomach, thyroid, pancreas, and yes, bones and teeth have been counted as one part.

Why do experts have different opinions?

If you talk to a histologist, the number of organs will be very large because a group of tissue means an organ.

An example is also that in 2017, scientists considered intestinal mesentery a new organ, which was not considered before because it is sticking with the intestine. But the scientists agreed with the arguments given in this study and then started thinking about the total number of organs.

Let's count once again

Now look at the number of 78, you have counted bones as one organ. If bones are counted separately, then you can say that the total organs are 284 by adding 205 more to it. Similarly, if the teeth are counted separately, the total organs will become 315. Similarly, there are more organs in the number of 78, which have been counted only once, but they are more than one such as nerves, muscles etc. If you count them separately, then you just have to keep adding them.

Overall this game can last very long. If you can count up to very small tissue groups, then you can get up to the number of trillions, but if you do not complicate this game and understand the necessary organs, then you can be satisfied with the number of 78.

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