The liver is the largest internal organ in the human body and the second-largest organ overall (first being the skin). In an average adult human, the liver weighs 1.35-1.59 kgs – this accounts to roughly 2% of the total body weight. The liver is also the largest gland in the human body.
The liver is also an important organ, known to perform over 200 functions from combating infections and supplying glucose to storing iron and detoxifying blood. Interestingly, the liver is one of the only known organs to showcase regeneration. In cases where Tylenol overdose killed between 50%-60% of the liver cells, the liver will be able to completely repair itself after 30 days (provided if no complications arise).
Frequently Asked Questions on Largest Internal Organ
Which is the largest internal organ in the human body?
The largest internal organ in the human body is the liver. If internal and external organs are considered, it is the second-largest organ – with the skin being the largest organ.
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