We all know that anatomy deals with structure of human system. I am interested in knowing the factors that determine the shape and size of each organs in the body. For example, we know that kidneys are bean shaped, stomach is a C- shaped organ.

During the developmental stage, like mitosis, and other cellular pathways, what factors sets a boundary for cell division, so that an organ takes its respective size and shape.


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    $\begingroup$ Externally applied forces, contact signaling and intracellular checkpoint systems work in concert and underly tissue development, but as far as I know it's very poorly understood! Interesting, related article $\endgroup$ – CKM Jan 17 '16 at 18:11
  • $\begingroup$ To be precise, size and shape of an organ involves mechanobiology. Thanks Kendall for the supportive article. $\endgroup$ – Ak2817 Jan 18 '16 at 6:26
  • $\begingroup$ Every organ is going to be way to broad, each organ has its own pathways. $\endgroup$ – John Jul 11 '18 at 1:11

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