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The human body, like the entire universe, lives within its own mysteries and rules. Geography, science as well as medicine; we know some of these rules. But what we don’t know is not the kind of person to be thrown away! What are the vital points in our body? Here are eight of them.

Anatomical tabla

If you extend your thumb a little forward, a triangular hole will form where you see it in the area in the picture. Doctors called this triangle an ‘ anatomical ashtray ‘because in ancient times, people used this point as a’ tabla ‘ to put out their cigarettes! Although the pulse is weak in this area, you always feel your forearm vein beating. Because the vein here is located just below the skin, very, very close to the outside world.

Big toe

One of the most critical points of our body is our big toe. So why does it always look a little weirder than the other fingers? So it can balance… When we’re on our feet, thanks to our thumb, we can stand in balance and upright. We can also think of it this way: the main difference between humans and other creatures is the big toe.

Region between two eyebrows: Glabella

Thanks to this region, called ‘glabella’ in medicine, the body’s reflexes can be easily tested. Tap between your fingertips and your eyebrows several times. If your reflexes are good, you will want to blink your eyelids by feeling a slight blood pressure in your eyes.

Tongue curl

It’s really important that human language can endure. Imagine that one end is fixed to the mouth, while the other end can move extremely flexibly. In young babies, they can swallow their tongues because the body control system has not yet developed.

Excrement cartilage (tragus) and ear cap (antitragus)

The word’ Tragus ‘means’ goat ‘ in Latin, and medicine has also named these areas around our ears after goats. A region called Tragus helps us hear sounds coming from behind. It takes the sound, enlarges it, expands it, and transmits it to the source. Antitragus, on the other hand, does the same process for sounds coming from the front.


A lot of us had our tonsils removed when we were little. We thought of them as an ‘unnecessary insert’ that shouldn’t be in our body. But of course that’s not true. The tonsils act as a kind of filter so that the bacteria and viruses that enter our mouth do not go down further. When the tonsils swell and are surgically removed, the body puts other other protection mechanisms into action. You see, yes, there’s a replacement for the tonsils, but we’d better use them in person.

Nail cuticle

Anyone who has had a manicure for once in their life knows exactly what we mean by ‘Nail Cuticle’. But for those who don’t know, let’s say: we’re talking about white spots located at the point where the nail ends and the finger begins. We usually cut, remove and destroy these spots while having a manicure, but we really shouldn’t do it. The caticles have a really important task. They protect our hands from bad bacteria, especially viruses that are common in big cities. If you’ve had your catikules removed and the bacteria enter your body from that little point, get well! No matter how much you wash your hands, it doesn’t matter.

Under nose groove

Many experts agree that the area we call the’ nasal groove ‘ was formed in the human body in prehistoric times and had a function to increase the sense of smell. Today, of course, our sense of smell is very developed, but the ‘nasal groove’ still stands there and reminds us of our ancestors, our roots. And does it work for anything else? You’ll be surprised at that. Doctors can tell from the ‘nasal groove’ whether a baby in the womb is healthy, for example, if it develops autism.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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