Tell me honestly: do you know where your pancreas is? And other organs? Studies show that people know very little about the anatomy of the body. Do you know what organs are where in the body?
Researchers at Lancester University tested the knowledge of random people. These people had to indicate 20 to 25 organs on a blank doll. The world’s largest anatomy quiz was created to find out how many people know what organs are where in the body.
Anatomy quiz: what organs where in the body?
You guessed it: that wasn’t such a success. Only the brain everyone managed to correctly point out, while only 20% managed to point out the spleen and 15% the adrenal glands. To test your knowledge, we also made a small overview. How many did you score correctly?
Tip: do not scroll too far down, because the answers are already there.
The answers: here are your organs!
We list the organs, from top to bottom:
In your brain all kinds of vital bodily functions (such as breathing and heart rate) are regulated. Also, important mental processes such as thinking and feeling take place there. Your body stores all kinds of things in your memory and gives signals to the rest of your body.
2. Lottle court
The larynx is also called your throat and is the organ in the neck. There, the epiglottis closes the windpipe while swallowing food. This prevents food from entering the windpipe. Otherwise, you would choke.
Your lungs make sure you can breathe properly. Thanks to your lungs, your body gets oxygen every four seconds. That’s more than twenty thousand times a day, or eight million times a year.
The air you breathe enters the windpipe through your mouth or nose. This splits into two branches: the bronchi. At the ends of the smallest bronchi are the alveoli. The alveoli release the inhaled oxygen into the blood. Then your blood carries the oxygen to all places in the body.
The heart, together with the arteries and veins, forms our circulatory system. The heart pumps oxygenated blood to the muscles and organs. These, in turn, send oxygen-poor blood back to the heart. In an adult, the heart pumps about seventy times a minute.
The liver has several functions. An important function is the production of bile, which ensures better absorption of fats in the intestine. Also, the liver produces important proteins that the body needs and further, the liver can convert waste into non-harmful substances or substances that can be reused in the body.
The spleen has an important function in creating and breaking down blood in your body. It also acts as a kind of filter in the immune system.
The stomach is an important organ of the digestive tract. It ensures that the food is prepared for digestion. The stomach crushes the food and makes it into small pieces so that it can go to the intestines. In addition, the stomach mixes the food with juices that ensure proper digestion and render bacteria harmless.
8. Double bowel
The large intestine is actually the last part of the digestive tract. Food is almost completely digested by the time it arrives in the colon. In the large intestine, the food mash is thickened and salt and water are still extracted.
9. Thin gut
Everything you eat comes through the mouth, esophagus, stomach and duodenum into the small intestine. The small intestine ensures that food is digested and that important nutrients are absorbed into the body.