All About the Chinese Body Clock:
The human body contains approximately 100 trillion cells which are called as ’tissues’. Each tissue consists of specialized cells with different functions. These tissues play various roles in maintaining our health and appearance.
They include the brain, heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and skin. The human body contains many hormones such as growth hormone (GH), insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF1) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). GH stimulates muscle development while TSH regulates metabolism.
The human body also contains several other types of cells including white blood cells (leukocytes), red blood cells (lymphocytes), platelets and lymphatic vessels. Leukocytes are immune system cells that fight off infections. Red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body.
Platelets help clot blood after it has been damaged or lost due to injury. Lymphocytes help remove dead and diseased cells from the body.
In addition, there are numerous glands that produce substances necessary for life such as saliva, sweat, urine and even tears. There are organs and organ systems that work together to keep the body alive. They include the skeletal system, the muscular system, the digestive system, the cardiovascular system, the reproductive system,the respiratory system and the nervous system.
The skeletal system consists of bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. It protects the vital organs and helps in daily functions such as walking and breathing. The muscular system allows people to move and helps maintain posture.
It also helps with digestion and plays a role in metabolism. The digestive system allows the body to obtain energy from food and allows good bacteria to break down food. The cardiovascular system is primarily made up of the heart, veins and arteries.
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