What is the Body?

Posted at 4:01 pm on 06/19/2015
What is the Body?

There is an Indian proverb or axiom that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional, and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but, unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.




Most of the atoms in the human body are hydrogen atoms.

Body composition may also be analyzed in terms of molecular type (e.g., water, protein, connective tissue, fats (or lipids) apatite (in bones), carbohydrates(such as glycogen and glucose) and DNA.

In terms of tissue type, the body may be analyzed into water, fat, muscle, bone, etc.

In terms of cell type, the body contains hundreds of different types of cells, but notably, the largest number of cells contained in a human body (though not the largest mass of cells) are not human cells, but consist of bacteria (bacterial cells) residing in the normal human gastrointestinal tract.




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