How much do you know about basic anatomy and physiology?

Becky Stigall

Which organ is responsible for moving 1.3 gallons of fluid through your body each minute?

The heart moves 1.3 gallons of blood through your body every minute of every day.

What system provides a frame for the body?

The skeletal system provides a frame for the body. Without the skeletal system, we'd all be a limp pile.

Our ears help us do all but which of the following?

Our ears help us hear, balance and speak. They do not help us taste.

The contraction of what muscle enables the lungs to take in oxygen?

The contraction of the diaphragm enables the lungs to take in oxygen. The diaphragm is never at rest.

The pupil and the iris are part of what organ?

The pupil and the iris are part of the eye. Other parts of the eye include the sclera and the cornea.

The human body has over 10 _______ cells.

The human body has over 10 trillion cells.

There are about 62,000 miles of what in every human body?

There are about 62,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. They transport about 1.3 gallons of blood.

Which lung is bigger?

Your right lung is bigger than your left. That's because your heart is on the left side of your body and it takes up space in the chest cavity.

When you breathe in, you take in _______?

When you breathe in, you take in oxygen. The oxygen fills up the air sacs in the lungs.

When you breathe out, you expel _______?

When you breathe out, you expel carbon dioxide.

The millions of little air sacs in the lungs are called _______?

The millions of little airs sacs in the lungs are called alveoli.

Urine is a waste product of what body system?

Urine is a waste product of the renal system. The kidneys help filter waste products.

How long does it take the kidneys to filter the blood in the human body?

The kidneys filter all of the blood in your body every 30 minutes. Toxins are then expelled from the body.

How many kidneys are in the human body?

The human body has two kidneys. You can live with only one.

Digestion occurs in the ______________ system?

Digestion occurs in the gastrointestinal system. The process begins with ingestion.

Neurons are part of what body system?

Neurons are part of the nervous system. Their job is to send signals throughout the body.

The largest muscle of the body is the _______ ________?

The largest muscle of the body is the gluteus maximus. It's located in your rear end.

The smallest muscle of the body is the _______?

The smallest muscle of the body is the stapedius. It is located inside your ear.

Which bone is the one that is broken most often?

The clavicle is the bone people break most often. The clavicle is also called the collar bone.

Glands are part of what system of the body?

Glands are part of the endocrine system. Glands secrete hormones.

How many chambers does the human heart have?

The human heart has four chambers. Two on the left and two on the right.

Which of the body's organs processes thoughts and emotions?

The brain processes thoughts and emotions. It is also responsible for interpreting environmental cues.

The cerebellum is part of what organ?

The cerebellum is part of the brain. It helps coordinate muscle movement.

The brain is divided into two ____________?

The brain is divided into two hemispheres. They are called the right hemisphere and the left hemisphere.

The ear is divided into how many sections?

The ear is divided into three sections. These sections are the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear.

What organs convert light into nerve impulses?

Our eyes convert light into nerve impulses. They send information to the brain.

Genetics is the scientific study of _____.

Genetics is the scientific study of genes. Genes help decide how we look, act and how healthy we will be.

How many chromosomes are in each human cell?

There are 46 chromosomes in each human cell. They are housed in the cell's nucleus.

The heart, blood and blood vessels are part of what body system?

The heart, blood and blood vessels are part of the circulatory system. The circulatory system never rests.

What type of blood vessel carries blood away from the heart?

Arteries carry blood away from the heart.

What type of blood vessel moves blood toward the heart?

Veins move blood toward the heart.

How many times does the average human heart beat per minute?

The human heart beats about 70 times per minute. It is never at rest.

The bladder is part of what body system?

The bladder is part of the urinary system. The kidneys are also part of this sytem.

Which of the body's system gathers oxygen from the air.

The respiratory system gathers oxygen from the air. The lungs push out carbon dioxide.

The structure that surrounds and protects the lungs is called the _______?

The bones and cartilage that protect the lungs are called the rib cage. The rib cage is made up of bones and cartilage.

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