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In an 'average/normal/healthy' adult human female, what should/do each of the internal...
In an 'average/normal/healthy' adult human female, what should/do each of the internal organs weigh on average please?
I'm interested in working out what percentage/weight of the female adult body is made up of which organ. I can only find 'average weight of a brain' and 'average percentage of water in the body'. I'd really love to know what every individual organ weighs and what it represents as a part of the whole body mass.
Many thanks for any help on this one.
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The average weight of the lungs is approximately 42 ounces, relative in proportion to the body as 1 to 43 ounces. The males are 1 to 37.
The heart in a healthy, average normal female will weigh between 8 to 10 ounces.
The spleen weighs 7 ounces.
That was all I had time to find, but I am 100% sure that the rest can be found in Gray's Anatomy, the text of which can be searched via Google books. I looked through my own copy. Just look at each organ and it will give you the weight of each given gender in proportion to the total organ weight.
Posted by rio on September 8, 2008 at 2:15 PM (Answer #1)
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