Mesentery – The new organ of the body discovered
all this years, scientists just discovered a new organ in our body system. The organ is located in our digestive system and little is known about the functions of the organ. However, the physical structure is well known. Exploring this new organ will bring about a better understanding of intestinal diseases and cure to them.
Research finds out that this organ is made of segmented and separated structures. However, recent findings tell us that the mesentery is a one continuous organ. J Calvin Coffey was the first researcher to bring to our knowledge that it was an organ. He is with the university hospital Limerick in Ireland.
The anatomic description of the mesentery which sees it as complex and fragmented over years now has being wrong. Now, this knowledge is now an important subject taught in medical school. It is important to know that the body did not grow a new organ. Nevertheless, it has been there all this while and functional.
Mesentery – what you should know
- Definition – the mesentery is a double fold of peritoneum and it is the lining of our abdominal cavity. It keeps everything in our stomach in place my attaching the intestine to wall.
- Scientists always looked at the mesentery as a fragmented structure with separate sections
- In 2012, Coffey made the true structure of the mesentery known. He brought people’s attention to a detailed examining of the organ with microscope.
- Enough research is now available that supports the mesentery as an organ of its own up to the paper works that made it official.
- Abdominal diseases can be classified according to organ so learning about this new organ is going to bring about improvement in curing abdominal diseases.
- The floor is open to researchers and medical students to find out what is the function of the mesentery and its possible relationship to diseases.
- The discovery of this vital organ is a universal concern
- Despite the advancement of science there are always new things to learn
- It links your gut to the rest of the body
- It is responsible for carrying blood and lymphatic fluid from the intestine and the rest of the body
- There is research evidence that also prove the mesentery carries environmental signals and orchestrates the body response.
- This findings will also open different approaches to solving diseases
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