Internal Organ

Kidneys

Kidneys

April 30th – Your two kidneys are large filters within the urinary system. These fist-sized, bean-shaped organs perform many useful functions. Their main job is filtering blood to remove impurities and excess water. Over 1 liter of blood flows through the kidneys each minute! Kidneys also release hormones and help the body maintain a proper …

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Liver

Liver

April 29th – According to the ancient Greeks, the Titan Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mankind. Zeus, to punish him, gave Prometheus to a giant eagle which ate his liver, whereupon it regenerated only to be consumed again. Whether the ancient Greeks knew that the liver can in fact regenerate is …

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