Top Six Largest Human Body Parts

There are lots of organs in our human body; how about finding the largest organ or part in the human body? Find out the largest body part in humans here…

If you ask the question “What is the largest human body part?” I am sure even a toddler would say it is “skin.” How about knowing some of the other largest human body parts? Let us find out the top 6 largest parts in our human body other than skin. 

6. Spleen:

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Spleen is the sixth largest human body part that is approximately 11 centimeters in length and weighs anywhere between 150 grams and 200 grams. You can find spleen in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. Spleen helps in: 

  1. Removing old red blood cells and recycling iron.
  2. Contains nearly half the amount of monocytes found in human body; these are also called as reserves for monocytes. 

5. Kidneys:

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Kidneys are the next largest organ in our human body; each kidney weigh approximately between 115 grams to 170 grams. Kidneys are located at the rear of the abdominal cavity. The shape of the kidney beans resembles that of a kidney and is found to be good for kidneys. Kidneys play a major role not only in our urinary system, but also helps in other functions like: 

  1. Regulating electrolytes
  2. Maintaining the acid-base balance
  3. Regulating blood pressure
  4. Acting as natural filters of blood  

4. Heart:

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The mass of the heart is roughly between 250 and 350 grams and is one of the most important organs in our human body. They provide continuous blood circulation to our body and have four chambers. The upper chambers are called as atria and the lower chambers, ventricles. Functions of heart include: 

  1. Pumps blood through the heart in one direction and Prevents blood from flowing backwards.
  2. Right side of the heart collects de-oxygenated blood and pumps it via the right ventricle to the lungs. This is done to drop carbon-dioxide and pick oxygen.
  3. Left side of the heart collects the oxygenated blood and pumps it to the left atrium; from left atrium blood moves to the left ventricle and then to the entire body. 

3. Brain:

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It is the third largest human body part with a weight of anywhere between 1200 and 1500 grams and is the center of the human nervous system. Brain is very soft and the live cortex is pinkish-beige in the outer and off-white in the interior. Some functions of the brain include: 

  1. Monitoring and regulating the actions and functions in our body.
  2. The frontal lobes of the brain are responsible for various functions like self-control, reasoning, etc. 

2. Liver:

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The human liver weighs nearly 1600 grams and is the second largest human body part. It is a triangular organ that is reddish brown in color. The liver is located in the right upper quadrant of the abdominal cavity. Liver is the largest internal organ as well as the largest gland in human body. Few functions of the liver include: 

  1. Storage of glycogen
  2. Metabolism
  3. Decomposition of red blood cells
  4. Production of hormone
  5. Detoxification 

1. Lungs:

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Lungs are the largest human body part apart from skin that covers our entire body. Humans have two lungs and each weigh around 1100 grams. Lungs are the respiration organs for us, humans. The left lung is divided into two lobes and the right into three lobes. The major function of the lungs is to exchange carbon-dioxide and oxygen. 

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26 Responses to “Top Six Largest Human Body Parts”
  1. Diverseblogger Says...

    On April 11, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Very Informative piece, Thank you for sharing!

  2. Sourav Says...

    On April 11, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Very good share.

  3. Jaison Says...

    On April 11, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    You left out the bones. May be you should write another article on that :) . Good work.

  4. Uma Shankari Says...

    On April 11, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Very interesting compilation.

  5. CHIPMUNK Says...

    On April 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    great work well researched learning is good

  6. Jimmy Shilaho Says...

    On April 11, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I would have placed the skin in the first position and still believe the liver to be bigger than both lungs combined. What about the small intestines which measure close to six meters?

  7. Jimmy Shilaho Says...

    On April 11, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Counter check the weight of the lungs. The weight quoted should be for both lungs and not one while the liver weighs about 2.3kg in adults.

  8. SharifaMcFarlane Says...

    On April 11, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    These organs have to work hard.

  9. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On April 11, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Our bodies are miraculous.

  10. Melinda J Says...

    On April 11, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Great article with wonderful information. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Tulan Says...

    On April 11, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing this information. It’s interesting to know.

  12. LCM Linda Says...

    On April 12, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Interesting topic. I haven’t thought of which one is the largest. Learn new things. Thanks!

  13. Lady Sunshine Says...

    On April 12, 2011 at 5:49 am

    The human body is a masterpiece.

  14. Starpisces Says...

    On April 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

    very educational post here, learn a lot… I was from Science stream but cannot recall anything now (lost memory), but learning a lot here.

  15. Sharif Ishnin Says...

    On April 12, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Those are really huge and remarkable body parts. Great piece to learn from.

  16. LoveDoctor Says...

    On April 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Excellent and informative. The images are good.

  17. papaleng Says...

    On April 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Highly informative article. Thanks for the share.

  18. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On April 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Those are all important organs in human body.

  19. J M Lennox Says...

    On April 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Great article Anuradha. Very interesting and well presented.

  20. nobert soloria bermosa Says...

    On April 13, 2011 at 2:31 am

    very well presented…

  21. Phoenix Montoya Says...

    On April 13, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Now these are really large indeed. Good article Anu :)

  22. yes me Says...

    On April 13, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Interesting this one

  23. researchanalyst Says...

    On April 14, 2011 at 3:02 am

    This is good to know, education on our bodies organs will help us take better care of our immune systems

  24. CA Johnson Says...

    On April 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Your article was very informative. I must admit I had no idea which body part was the biggest so I learned something from your article.

  25. Erin Miller Says...

    On April 14, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Didn’t realize the heart was one of the biggest ones…

  26. Todd Hicks Says...

    On April 16, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    While your article is informative, it’s confusing. You say that different body parts are the largest or the second largest body part.

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