Head - Human Head

Human Head

In human anatomy, the head is the upper portion of the human body. It supports the face and is maintained by the skull, which itself encloses the brain. Humans have the largest head size relative to body size of any species.


Systems and organs of the animal anatomy
Reproductive system male (Prostate / Seminal vesicle / Testicle) | female (Ovary / Placenta / Uterus / Vagina / Vulva)
Excretory system glands
Nervous system Brain / Operculum
Urinary system Kidney
Digestive system Anus / Colon / Mouth / Pancreas / Rectum / Small intestine / Spleen / Stomach / Tongue / Tooth / Vermiform appendix
Other organs
  • Bone
  • Ear
  • Eye
  • Head
  • Heart
  • Larynx
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Nose
  • Rhinarium
  • Skeleton
  • Skin
  • Skull
  • Thoracic diaphragm
  • Thyroid
Tissues
  • Tissue (biology)
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