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The human torso
The human torso

Torso is an anatomical term for the greater part of the human body without the head and limbs. It is also refered to as the trunk. The torso includes the chest, back, and abdomen. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (428x650, 66 KB) Summary Taken from http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (428x650, 66 KB) Summary Taken from http://www. ... Chest of a human male The chest is a part of the anatomy of humans and various other animals. ... Look up Back in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The human back is the large posterior area of the body rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck. ... In anatomy, the abdomen is a part of the body; in humans, it is the region between the thorax and the pelvis. ...

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Anatomy

Major organs

Most critical organs are housed within the torso. In the upper chest, the heart and lungs are protected by the rib cage, and the abdomen contains the majority of organs responsible for digestion: the stomach, where food is broken down; the pancreas and liver, which respectively produce enzymes and bile necessary for digestion; the kidneys, which filter wastes from blood before excretion as urine; the large and small intestines, which extract nutrients from food; and the anus, from which fecal wastes are excreted. Finally, the pelvic region houses both the male and female reproductive organs. In biology, an organ (Latin: organum, instrument, tool) is a group of tissues, which perform a specific function or group of functions. ... The heart and lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) The heart (Latin cor) is a hollow, muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions, or a similar structure in annelids, mollusks, and arthropods. ... The heart and lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) The lung is an organ belonging to the respiratory system and interfacing to the circulatory system of air-breathing vertebrates. ... This article is about the bones called ribs. ... Digestion is the process whereby a biological entity processes a substance, in order to chemically convert the substance into nutrients. ... -1... The pancreas is an organ that serves two functions: exocrine - it produces pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes. ... The liver is one of the largest internal organs of the human body. ... Neuraminidase ribbon diagram An enzyme (in Greek en = in and zyme = blend) is a protein, or protein complex, that catalyzes a chemical reaction and also controls the 3D orientation of the catalyzed substrates. ... Bile (or gall) is a bitter, greenish-yellow alkaline fluid secreted by the liver of most vertebrates. ... Kidneys viewed from behind with spine removed The kidneys are bean-shaped excretory organs in vertebrates. ... Red blood cells (erythrocytes) are present in the blood and help carry oxygen to the rest of the cells in the body Blood is a circulating tissue composed of fluid plasma and cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets). ... Urine is liquid waste excreted by the kidneys and is produced by the process of filtration. ... In anatomy of the digestive system, the colon is the part of the intestine from the cecum to the rectum. ... Diagram showing the small intestine In biology the small intestine is the part of the gastrointestinal tract between the stomach and the large intestine (colon). ... Male Anatomy This article is about the bodily orifice. ... Human feces vary significantly in appearance, depending on the state of the whole digestive system, influenced by diet and health. ... Human male pelvis, viewed from front Human female pelvis, viewed from front The pelvis is the bony structure located at the base of the spine (properly known as the caudal end). ... A sex organ, or primary sexual characteristic, narrowly defined, is any of those parts of the body (which are not always bodily organs according to the strict definition) which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system in an complex organism; namely: Male: penis (notably the glans penis...


Major muscle groups

The torso also harbours many of the main muscle groups of the body, including the:

There are four pectoral muscles in the cat: pectoantibranchialis, pectoralis major, pectoralis minor, and xiphihumeralis. ... The abdomen (from the Latin word meaning belly) is the part of the body between the pelvis and the thorax. ... Latissimus dorsi The Latissimus dorsi is the large, flat, dorso-lateral muscle on the trunk, posterior to the arm, and partly covered by the spinotrapezius on its median dorsal region. ...

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Turning Torso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (398 words)
The Twisting Torso sculpture is a white marble piece based on the form of a twisting human being.
Johnny Örbäck, former CEO of the Turning Torso contractor and Board Chairman of the Malmö branch of the co-operative housing association HSB, saw the sculpture in 1999 and contacted Calatrava to ask him to design a building using the same concept.
One reason for the building of Turning Torso was to reestablish a recognizable skyline for Malmö since the removal of Kockumskranen ("The Kockum Crane") in 2002, which was located less than a kilometer from Turning Torso.
Torso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (105 words)
Torso is an anatomical term for the greater part of the human body without the head and limbs.
The torso includes the chest, back, and abdomen.
Most critical organs are housed within the torso.
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