The Human Heart Stripped Of Fat And Muscle [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Science

With just the angel veins exposed. Gross.
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Male 459
You know, unless someone sick could use them, I wouldn`t mind if they did this to my organs. just organs though. I don`t want to be cut down the middle like i`ve seen them do to other bodies.. that`s creepy
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Female 127
For some reason I really like this picture.
It makes me feel that one emotion. Happy, is it?
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Female 2,764
So, are we plants?
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Male 159
I seen a whole baby done like this, plastinated? Hunterian Museum in London
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Female 64
Beautiful
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Male 14,835
@DingDingDong "blah blah blah I hate China"

It doesn`t look right, but it looks more `heart-shaped` (pig) than trapezoid (human). If you ever studied transgenic transplantation you`d know the differences. I handled both pig and human hearts among others in college. I can`t see the pulmonary veins or caval veins, so I can`t be sure. The other major differences are present in structures that are dissolved away by the plastination process.

Upon further research, the (claimed) originator says it`s porcine:

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So, your presumption is neither kosher nor correct.
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Male 251
speaking of which someone needs to get a digitized model of this stuff on the net that can be rotated and zoomed
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Male 251

beternal~ close it`s a process called plastination

and it`s freaking awesome I started studying gross anatomy/physiology in college being interested in possibly becoming a medical illustrator or forensic artist, but switched majors soon after when I saw the potential coming up in cgi, which I was completely untalented in. Anyway, I would`ve loved to see this stuff around when I was trying to imagine individualized systems from differing angles so I could imagine that back onto a 2d surface :/
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Male 1,511
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Female 71
Simply amazing to be able to see a picture like this, no matter how it`s done. Appreciate the beauty and wonder of the organ that keeps us alive !!
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Male 464
Beternal - thats exactly what they do. They inject resin into the blood vessel. The flesh either rots or can be dissolved.

Have a look at it done to a lung - I think the last I saw it with a lung was with cement, oddly.
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Female 1,803
This technique was my favorite part of the Bodies exhibit. They did it to a head and all the lacy blood vessels were just beautiful.
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Male 38,501

The heart is a muscle group. So stripping it of "muscle" leaves nothing.
Like looking at a liver after you strip away all the liver.
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Male 2,586
Anyone arty on here? - My guess is that`s done by plastic injection of the blood vessels (red coloured plastic) and then digesting away the `meat` with acid or enzymes?

Anyone care to provide details?! :)
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Male 2,766
There`s a Sigourney Weaver/Alien joke in there somewhere.
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Male 2,988
@turdburglar: i have been to the Bodies exhibit. its a really cool experience and recommend checking it out in person if yall can.
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Male 7,611
its an incredible feat of evolution. What a wonderful sight.
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Male 5,094
Who let my ex on here?
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Male 259
Beautiful.
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Male 4,893

Do a Google image search of "bodies exhibit" if you want to see some crazy/awesome junk.
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Female 7,867
That is not gross- it is beautiful.
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Male 4,893

Block off one of those tiny little veins, and you got yerself a heart attack. I betcha this is from the "Bodies" exhibit. If anyone ever gets the opportunity to go, I would recommend it. Kinda creepy, but very awesome.
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Male 1,221
They look like tall upside down trees growing on a tiny island
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Male 3,445
Why is this gross? It looks like a piece of art.
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Male 20,194
Link: The Human Heart Stripped Of Fat And Muscle [Pic] [Rate Link] - With just the angel veins exposed. Gross.
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