Talk:Human body

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Proposed merge[edit]

I have proposed a merge between Human anatomy , Human physiology, and this article, because:

  • The scope of 'human body' should logically encompass these two topics.
  • As it is, all three articles are short and of relatively poor quality.
  • Content is substantially duplicated between these three articles.
  • Having the content in one place would significantly improve the quality of content here.
  • The increased readership would likely result in improved quality over time.
  • These articles could be reexpanded at a later date.

--LT910001 (talk) 23:45, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Agreed - In the form the articles are in now, they would greatly benefit from this, and if they were to be split again it is much easier to see what content is available on Wikipedia so as not to duplicate everything like it is now. CFCF (talk) 11:40, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
I have completed the merge between the article human anatomy and here. The content was already substantially duplicated here, but I have preserved the majority of text and images. The remainder of the article duplicates, but in a truncated form, the list provided at Outline of human anatomy, so I have provided a link in the see also section to that page. --LT910001 (talk) 23:40, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
Can we get you to ask for help as the merger was not done properly - as per WP:MERGETEXT -- Moxy (talk) 16:05, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Contacting additional Wikiprojects[edit]

I have made an effort to lure editors from additional Wikiprojects to help out here in the sections where there is need for it. CFCF (talk) 11:47, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Lead image[edit]

. . . it is unnecessary nudity. TitoDutta 10:48, 23 December 2013 (UTC)


I don't see how a picture of two human bodies (one male and one female) is "unnecessary" on an article about the human body. And it makes more sense if the bodies are naked: clothes don't have anything to do with the article topic or any content in it. WP:CENSOR - not liking pictures of naked bodies or potentially objectionable material is not a reason to remove the picture.Bilorv (talk) 13:00, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

That may be true, but those are some un-representative people. Weird lookin' — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.71.241.101 (talk) 05:38, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes. To begin with, they are so extremely clean-shaven in different parts, that you would almost suspect them of being US WASPs:-). If the idea is to illustrate humans as biological beings, more naturally looking people might be better; while if you take dominating culture features into account, they actually ought to be clad. JoergenB (talk) 18:12, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

65% Oxygen[edit]

There is an image with a description of the human body as 65 percent Oxygen. Should it not say H20, not just Oxygen?--Mark v1.0 (talk) 21:15, 19 December 2014 (UTC) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_body#mediaviewer/File:201_Elements_of_the_Human_Body-01.jpg

There's oxygen in a lot of solid stuff in the human body - carbohydrates, proteins, bone, etc. HCA (talk) 03:23, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Do you know what H20 is? It is water. Two hydrogen molecules for every oxygen molecule. So by that logic most of the body is hydrogen.--Mark v1.0 (talk) 19:18, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
There are two different was of looking at it. In one way 65 % is correct. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/Two_pie_graphs_about_the_composition_of_the_human_body.png --Mark v1.0 (talk) 00:29, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Ask for semiprotection[edit]

This page has been destructively edited by some users especially IP users, and many of the edits are soon undone. Sky6t 15:04, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

info shown by sources pertaining to sentence : "... body contains between 5 and 5½ litres of blood ... "[edit]

@CFCF:

"The average adult body contains between 5 and 5½ litres of blood and approximately 10 litres of interstitial fluid." (first under heading Composition)

see sources in here

A healthy young man has 5 to 6 litres of blood (Genetics Classical To Modern - Page 2-22 - P. K. Gupta)

The circulatory system of the average adult contains about 5.5 liters of blood. (Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual - Page 266 - Elaine Nicpon Marieb)

human has about 5 liters of blood (Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: A Functional Approach ... - Page 70 - Ronald Arly Bergman)

between 4.7 and 5 liters, although the more recent sources state the volumeof blood in an average adult as 4.7 liters (http://intranet.tdmu.edu.ua/data/kafedra/internal/normal_phiz/classes_stud/en/med/lik/2%20course/2%20Cycle%20Physiology%20of%20blood/01%20Physiology%20of%20red%20blood.htm) Whalestate (talk) 00:28, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

These would support between 5 and 5 1/2 litres. Also note there is a difference between blood and interstitial fluid (which is between cells). Please feel free to improve the article by adding these sources (and more while you're at it!). Lastly, the final source is probably not as reliable as the other sources, which are textbooks. --Tom (LT) (talk) 02:08, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks for the sources! --Spyder212 (talk) 02:55, 11 May 2015 (UTC)