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Organ Care System.

In an organ transplant surgery, timing is critical. Doctors drop organs into a plastic bag and put them on ice. But lungs soon stop breathing. Hearts stop beating. The organs essentially shut down and start to deteriorate. This means doctors have only about five to 10 hours to get the lung from the donor into the recipient. If the travel time is too long, the organ can’t be used and goes to waste. An Andover company known as TransMedics came up with world’s first commercial, portable, warm blood perfusion system that allows a new type of organ transplant, called a living organ transplant. This new technology, called an Organ Care System, is designed to maintain organs in a warm, functioning state outside of the body to optimize their health and allow continuous clinical evaluation. Hearts beat, lungs breathe, kidneys produce urine and livers produce bile. The device is currently not FDA approved but is undergoing clinical testing.

“Van Gogh gave you an ear? Well I’ll give you my entire skin!”

The skin is the largest organ in the human - and yes, its secretory and absorptive properties mean that it’s an organ!

In the adult human, the surface area of our epidermis (the only exposed layer of the skin) is approximately 1.5-2.0 square meters (16.5-21.5 sq. ft.).

There are six primary functions of the skin (some argue seven, including aesthetics and signalling to other members of our tribe), and two secondary functions:

  1. Physical barrier protecting from pathogens and environmental damage.
  2. Sensory receptor: Nerve endings perceive touch, temperature, pressure, and vibration.
  3. Heat regulation: There are far more blood vessels in the skin than are needed to supply its living cells - when the body is overheated it pumps blood out to the skin to radiate heat away from the body.
  4. Evaporation control: A separate aspect of heat regulation is controlling the sweat output of the skin, allowing evaporative cooling. Because of the way the epidermis is structured, sweat can escape, but can’t be reabsorbed, and removes heat from the skin as it evaporates.
  5. Water resistance: Along with letting water out of the body, it also doesn’t let water into the body! The connective tissue between the epidermal layers creates a membrane with a low enough permeability to allow us to survive away from water.
  6. Storage and Synthesis: Skin is a significant storage site for both water and fats, and synthesizes vitamin D from cholesterol stored near the top layer of the dermis.
  7. (Secondary) Excretion: While water is the primary component of sweat, the skin also secretes urea. However, urine excretes more than 100x more urea, and the urea excretion is secondary to evaporative cooling.
  8. (Secondary) Absorption: The skin is quite good at absorbing fat-soluble molecules, but it did not evolve in order to do this. Rather, it evolved to repel water, which in turn made it very lipophilic. This trait is used in medicine, with patches and creams that are absorbed through the surface of the skin.

Skin is nothing short of a hard-working organ that deserves at least as much credit as your lungs. Blemishes and spots and “discolorations” are no detriment to its functionality - love the skin you’re in! It’s one of the most important reasons why you’re not constantly sick!

Anatomia del corpo humano. Juan Valverde de Amusco, 1560.

LE CORPS HUMAIN - THE HUMAN BODY

LA TÊTE - THE HEAD

le crâne - skull

le cerveau - brain

le visage - face

le front - forehead

l'œil (les yeux) - eye (eyes)

le sourcil - eyebrow 

la paupière - eyelid

les cheveux - hair (on head)

l'oreille (les oreilles) - ear (ears)

le nez - nose

la joue - cheek

la bouche - mouth

la lèvre (les lèvres) - lip (lips)

la langue - tongue

la dent (les dents) - tooth (teeth)

la mâchoire - jaw

la gorge - throat

le menton - chin

la nuque - nape of the neck

le cou - neck

LE CORPS - THE BODY

la peau - skin

le muscle - muscle

le sang - blood

le ligament - ligament 

le tendon - tendon 

l'os (les os) - bone (bones)

l'articulation - joint

l'épaule (les épaules) - shoulder (shoulders)

le bras (les bras) - arm (arms)

le coude - elbow 

la main - hand

le poing - fist

l'avant-bras - forearm

le poignet - wrist

le doigt - finger

le pouce - thumb

l'ongle (les ongles) - nail (nails)

la hanche - hip

la jambe - leg

le tibia - shinbone, tibia

la rotule - kneecap, patella 

le genou - knee

la cheville - ankle

le pied - foot

le talon - heel

l'orteil - toe

le gros orteil - big toe

la poitrine - chest, breast

le sein - breast

le ventre - belly 

le dos - back

le nombril - belly button, navel

la colonne vertébrale - spine, spinal column

les fesses - bottom

le sexe - genitals 

le pénis - penis 

le testicule - testicle 

le vagin - vagina

LES ORGANES INTERNES - INTERNAL ORGANS

le cœur - heart

le poumon - lung

l'estomac - stomach 

l'intestin - bowel

l'intestin grêle - small intestine 

le gros intestin - large intestine

le côlon - colon 

le foie - liver

le rein - kidney

la vessie - bladder

l'utérus - uterus 

l'ovaire - ovary

l'appendice - appendix 

le pancréas - pancreas

la vésicule biliaire - gall bladder

l'œsophage - oesophagus 

la rate - spleen

la trachée - trachea 

le diaphragme - diaphragm 

le rectum - rectum

l'anus - anus

Resting place of Süleyman the Magnificent’s organs reportedly found in Hungary

The location where the internal organs of 16th century Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent were buried has been discovered in southern Hungary, daily Hürriyet has reported.

The sultan died in 1566 during the siege of the Szigetvar Fortress.

An official of the fortress, Janos Lebedi, said excavations to find the organs have been ongoing for two years in 18 spots around Szigetvar, but now the search has been narrowed down to just one spot. The suspected resting place of the organs is a vineyard in the city’s highest spot, seven kilometers away from the Szigetvar Fortress.

Lebedi said an excavation had already been conducted in the 40-meter-long and 10-meter-wide vineyard in 1972. During this excavation, three Ottoman structures were found as well as Ottoman roof tiles, pottery and green ceramics. Read more.

The signs' favorite organ/body part to eat
  • Aries:spleen
  • Taurus:liver
  • Gemini:lungs (get it? Cause there's two.... Yeah... You get it.)
  • Leo:hands (CAAAAAAAARL!!)
  • Virgo:kidneys
  • Cancer:stomach
  • Libra:ribs (don't ask, man, libras are delightfully bizarre)
  • Sagittarius:muscles, any muscles
  • Scorpio:heart
  • CAPRICORN:eyes (THERE I REMEMBERED IT YA FUCKS BOW DOWN BEFORE MY GREAT GREATNESS XD)
  • Aquarius:genetalia- mostly dicks
  • Pisces:tongue
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