Mesentery: A new organ discovered inside human body

The human body is the royal place of Mystery. Even thousands of thousand books are not enough to publish the research on the single organ. You might think the scientist would have charted every aspect of our body by now at least organs. But no, they haven’t. There are still remaining some uncharted territories in our biological system. Our system still remains a mystery in many ways. The recently discovered a new organ in the human body by researchers proves that.

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Yes, researchers have discovered a brand new uncharted organ inside our body, which is the 79th organ inside our body as it is updated to famous Gray’s Anatomy textbook, which is use by the medical student around the world. The new organ was found in our digestive system which is known as the mesentery, the organ was previously thought to consist of fragmented and disparate structures but a paper published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology declared it as a new organ. J Calvin Coffey, a researcher from the University Hospital Limerick in Ireland, who first discovered that the mesentery was an organ said: “In the paper, which has been peer reviewed and assessed, we are now saying we have an organ in the body which hasn’t been acknowledged as such to date”.

So, what is mesenary? And what is the function of this newly found organ? Well, mesenary is an organ which connects the intestines to the digestive tract. It is a double fold of the peritoneum, which is the lining of the abdominal cavity. The function of this new organ is still unknown. It was described by the Italian polymath Leanardo da Vinci in 1508, but it has been ignored throughout the centuries, until now. Researchers believe that studying it as an organ could lead to new discoveries about its impact on abdominal diseases.

 

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