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Human body

      The human body is the entire physical hey structure of a human organism. The human body consists of a head, neck, torso, two arms and two legs. The average height of an adult human is about 1.6 m (5 to 6 feet) tall. This size is largely determined by genes. Body type and body composition are influenced by postnatal factors such as diet and exercise.

By the time the human reaches adult-hood, the body consists of close to 100 trillion cells. Each is part of an organ system designed to perform essential life functions. The body's organ systems include: the circulatory system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, excretory system, urinary system, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, endocrine system and the male and / or female reproductive system.

The human body is often called a "body". The body of a dead person is called a "corpse" or "cadaver".


Natural sciences

Physiology studies the workings of the human body. Human anatomy studies structures and systems of the human body. Ecology focuses on the distribution and abundance of the bodies and how the distribution and abundance are affected by interactions between bodies and its environment.

The human body consists of tissues and cells. Combination of individual atoms, molecules, polypeptides, cells in human body, is a source of emergence.

Social sciences, Humanities

Social sciences focus on social aspects of human body. Many people, consciously or unconsciously, send and receive non-verbal signals all the time. Body language forms part of paralanguage.

Fine art

Human body is also an important theme for drawing and painting.

See also

  • Body language
  • The Naked Woman
  • Social role of hair
  • Body art, Body painting, Body piercing
  • Cosmetic
  • Body double
  • Body modification
  • Human enhancement
  • Humanoid robot
  • Modesty
  • Nudity
  • Erogenous zone

  • Health education
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Natural hygiene
  • Mind-Body Intervention
  • Massage
  • Yoga
  • Tatvas
  • Astral body
  • Etheric body
  • Subtle body

  • Human position
  • Contortion

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