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Physical Features of the Human Body

The human body is the entire physical 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. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 500 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (750 × 900 pixel, file size: 411 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 500 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (750 × 900 pixel, file size: 411 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article is about modern humans. ... “Life on Earth” redirects here. ... “Human Head” redirects here. ... A human neck. ... The human torso Torso is an anatomical term for the greater part of the human body without the head and limbs. ... Look up ARM in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Diagram of an insect leg A leg is the part of an animals body that supports the rest of the animal above the ground and is used for locomotion. ... For other uses, see Gene (disambiguation). ... Body type has several meanings A description of any kind of human body shape: slim, fat, tall, petite, wide-shouldered, pear shaped etcetera. ... In physical fitness, body composition is used to describe the percentages of fat, bone and muscle in human bodies. ... In nutrition, the diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism. ... The term Exercise can refer to: Physical exercise such as running or strength training Exercise (options), the financial term for enacting and terminating a contract Category: ...


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


The human body consists of systems, organs, tissues and cells. Human anatomy studies structures and systems of the human body. The study of the workings of the human body is called physiology. 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. For other uses, see System (disambiguation). ... This article is about the biological unit. ... Biological tissue is a group of cells that perform a similar function. ... Drawing of the structure of cork as it appeared under the microscope to Robert Hooke from Micrographia which is the origin of the word cell being used to describe the smallest unit of a living organism Cells in culture, stained for keratin (red) and DNA (green) The cell is the... List of bones of the human skeleton Human anatomy is primarily the scientific study of the morphology of the adult human body. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For the journal, see Ecology (journal). ...


Combination of individual atoms, molecules, polypeptides, cells in human body, is a source of emergence. Properties For alternative meanings see atom (disambiguation). ... In science, a molecule is the smallest particle of a pure chemical substance that still retains its chemical composition and properties. ... Peptides are the family of molecules formed from the linking, in a defined order, of various amino acids. ... A termite cathedral mound produced by a termite colony: a classic example of emergence in nature. ...


Social psychology

The human body can be used for communication. Many people, consciously or unconsciously, send and receive non-verbal signals all the time. Body language forms part of paralanguage. For other uses, see Body language (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Metacommunicative competence. ...


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