The human body is an incredibly complex and intricate system, one that still baffles doctors and researchers on a regular basis despite thousands of years of medical knowledge.
As a result, it shouldn’t be any surprise that even body parts and functions we deal with every day have bizarre or unexpected facts and explanations behind them.
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After your parents have ticked off the last mark on your childhood growth chart, after you’ve stopped outgrowing shoes, and when the horrors of puberty are a distant memory, you may think it’s safe to claim that you’ve “stopped growing.”
Our noses and ears are unique compared to the rest of our bodies because they’re composed of soft tissue enveloped in cartilage hence keep growing throughout our all lives.
We all know that human body grows in size since a child is born. But there is a part of body which remains of same size. The size that it had at the time of birth.
Which human body part doesn't grow from birth?
The only human body part that does not grow after birth is the ossicular chain, which is composed of three small bones and is located in the middle ear. These bones are also the smallest lightest bones in the human body. Each bone is smaller than a grain of rice.
During development, the auditory ossicles are the first bones to fully ossify and are mature at the time of birth, where they do not grow afterwards. The ossicles are situated in the middle ear and suspended by ligaments.
They articulate with each other through synovial joints to form a chain across the length of the middle ear from the tympanic membrane (laterally) to the oval window.
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