Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cadaver: Heart

3rd part of the Cadaver series

The human heart is the size of your fist. It's about 350 grams. If its bigger or heavier than that, you might have an underlying heart problem. The gross anatomy of the human heart is not like what I imagined as a child. You know, the love sign? Its not at all. Actually the love sign is a pagan symbol for buttocks. So, when I see a girl (or sometimes boys) draw the love sign, I was chuckling to myself.

Okay, the cadaver heart didn't snapped off because of me. According the lab tech who was in charge that day, the cadaver heart was already loose because students and lecturers always try to take it out to show the oblique sinus (or whatever it is posterior to the heart).

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