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12 Examples of Organs

September 20, 2023
written by Sidra Batool

Organs are specialized structures in multicellular organisms that perform specific functions. Heart, Lungs, Brain, Liver, and Kidneys are a few examples of organs.

Examples of Organs

Here are some common examples of organs found in the human body:

1. Heart   

The heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood throughout the circulatory system, supplying oxygen and nutrients to the body’s tissues and removing waste products.

2. Brain   

The brain is the central organ of the nervous system. It controls various bodily functions, including thinking, memory, sensory perception, and motor coordination.

3. Lungs   

The lungs are the primary respiratory organs responsible for exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide between the bloodstream and the atmosphere through a process called respiration.

4. Liver   

The liver is a vital organ involved in processes such as detoxification, metabolism, nutrient storage, and the production of bile to aid in digestion.

5. Kidneys   

The kidneys are responsible for filtering waste products and excess substances from the blood, maintaining electrolyte balance, and regulating blood pressure.

6. Stomach   

The stomach is a digestive organ that churns and partially digests food, breaking it down into a semi-liquid mixture called chyme for further digestion in the small intestine.

7. Skin   

The skin is the body’s largest organ and serves as a protective barrier. It regulates temperature, prevents dehydration, and houses sensory receptors.

8. Pancreas   

The pancreas is involved in both endocrine and digestive functions. It produces insulin and glucagon to regulate blood sugar levels and releases digestive enzymes into the small intestine.

9. Spleen

The spleen plays a role in filtering blood, removing damaged red blood cells, and storing platelets. It also participates in the immune response.

10. Small Intestine   

The small intestine is the primary site of nutrient absorption in the digestive system. It further breaks down and absorbs nutrients from chyme.

11. Large Intestine (Colon)   

The large intestine or colon is responsible for absorbing water and electrolytes from undigested food, forming feces, and facilitating their elimination.

12. Bladder   

The bladder is a muscular organ that stores urine produced by the kidneys until it is ready to be expelled from the body.

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