Body

With regard to living things, a body is the integral physical material of an individual. "Body" often is used in connection with appearance, health issues and death. The study of the workings of the body is physiology.

Human body

The human body mostly consists of a head, neck, torso, two arms and two legs.

Limitation

In some contexts, a superficial element of a body, such as hair may be regarded as not a part of it, even while attached. The same is true of excretable substances, such as stool, both while residing in the body and afterwards.
Plants composed of more than one cell are not normally regarded as possessing a body.

Variations

The body of a dead person is also called a corpse, for humans, or cadaver. The dead bodies of vertebrate animals, insects and humans are sometimes called "carcasses". The study of the structure of the body is called anatomy.

Antonym

In the views emerging from the mind-body dichotomy, the body is considered in behavior and therefore considered as little valued" [http://human-nature.com/rmyoung/papers/pap102h.html The mind-body problem] " by Robert M. Young] and trivial. Many modern philosophers of mind maintain that the mind is not something separate from the body.cite book
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ee also


* Anatomy
* Antibody
* Battery
* Bodily harm
* Body image
* Body (metaphysics)
* Disability
* Disease
* Emergence
* General Fitness Training
* Healing
* Health
* Human physical appearance
* Human body
* Microtrauma
* Physical body
* Trauma

ee also: regarding corpses


* Autopsy
* Body Farm
* Burial
* Cremation
* Dead bodies and health risks
* Death
* Embalming
* Mummy
* Necrophilia
* omid the dead
* The corpse problem (philosophy)

References


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