Human Body Facts

The human body is more complex and advanced
than any machine we could invent.

It is not really surprising how little we know about our own bodies.

Did you know that …

  • an adult has 206 bones but a child has 350?
  • most of us have 24 ribs?
  • the average adult has around 5 litres of blood?
  • our heart pumps 5 litres of blood in one minute (and that's just while we're resting!)?

Here you will find information on each area of the body including...

  • common diseases and disorders and ways that they are treated;
  • recent articles on advances in research;
  • illustrations of major areas of the body from head to foot.

This site is a concise guide to the structure, functions, and disorders of this amazing organism. It should provide a fascinating introduction to how everything works and is free for you to use as your own personal reference centre.

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