Largest organ in the human body

# Largest organ in the body is:
A. Heart
B. Kidney
C. Skin
D. Liver

The correct answer is C. Skin.

Liver is the largest visceral organ in the body and is primarily in right hypochondrium and epigastric region,extending into left
hypochondrium ( or in right upper quadrant , extending into left upper quadrant)

Skin is the largest organ in human body.
Liver is the second largest organ of human body.
Liver is the largest gland in the human body.
The liver Is the largest of the abdominal viscera, occupying a substantial portion of the upper abdominal cavity.

It occupies most of the right hypochondrium and epigastrium, and frequently extends into the left hypochondrium as far as the left lateral line. As the body grows from infancy to adulthood the liver rapidly increases in size. This period of growth reaches a plateau around 18 years and is followed by a gradual decrease in the iver weight from middle age. The ratio of liver to body weight decreases with growth from infancy to adulthood.

The liver weighs approximately 5% of the body weight in infancy and it decreases to approximately 2% in adulthood. The size of the liver also varies according to sex, age and body size. The narrow end of the wedge lies towards the left hypochondrium, and the anterior edge points anteriorly and inferiorly.


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