Organs

The Anatomy of the Mammary Glands

The Anatomy of the Mammary Glands

Mammary glands are found in the breasts of humans and other mammals. They are responsible for milk production and can be affected by cancer and more. Mammary glands are found in the breasts of humans and other mammals. Regulated by the endocrine...

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The Anatomy of the Lacrimal Gland

The lacrimal gland is a small gland located in the upper corner of each eye. It's involved in tear production, which is essential for eye health. The lacrimal gland is a small, almond-shaped gland that sits in the upper, outer corner of the eye...

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Organs

Organs are the body's vital structures, using complex structures to perform specialized tasks. Learn more about how different organs look and work.

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The Anatomy of the Spleen

The spleen sits in the upper left abdomen beneath the diaphragm to the side if the stomach. Part of the lymphatic system, it’s crucial for immune function. Sitting in the upper left abdomen where it’s protected by the rib cage, the spleen is the...

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The Anatomy of the Thymus

The thymus, located in the chest, is a lymphatic system organ that produces immune system cells that destroy pathogens in the body. The thymus is a lymphatic system organ located in the chest, behind the sternum (breastbone). The thymus plays an...

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The Anatomy of the Choroid Plexus

The choroid plexus is a complex tissue within the ventricles of the brain that secretes cerebrospinal fluid. Reviewed by a board-certified physician. The choroid plexus is a complex tissue configuration made up of epithelial cells, capillaries (tiny...

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The Anatomy of the Gallbladder

The gallbladder stores and releases bile for digestion. It is located between the liver and the duodenum and connected to them by the biliary tract. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped hollow organ, located just below the liver on the right side...

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The Anatomy of the Carpal Tunnel

The carpal tunnel in your wrist and hand protects the median nerve and several tendons. Repetitive strain leads to carpal tunnel syndrome. The carpal tunnel is an anatomical structure in your wrist and hand that protects the median nerve and several...

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The Anatomy of the Kidneys

The kidneys filter waste and fluids from the body, clean your blood, and produce urine while maintaining fluid and salt balance in your body. The kidneys are the body's filtration system. These fist-sized, bean-shaped organs manage the body's fluid...

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The Anatomy of the Thyroid Gland

The thyroid hormone is responsible for regulating your metabolism and energy by releasing hormones into the bloodstream. The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system (along with the adrenal glands, hypothalamus, pituitary, ovaries, and testes)....

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The Anatomy of the Ear

Essential to human hearing and balance, the ears are located on either side of the head. Ears have three parts: an outer, middle, and inner ear. Essential organs of human hearing and balance, the ears are located on either side of the head, at the...

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