Anatomy 101

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Anatomy is the study of internal and external structures of the body and the physical relationships among body parts. For hundreds of years, people have studied biology and the functions of the human body. This ranges from Ancient Greece to today.

There are four subtypes of anatomy. Gross anatomy involves the examination of relatively large structures which are visible to the naked eye whereas microscopic anatomy are structures that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Regional anatomy is specific regions of the body whereas systematic anatomy is specific organs.

Example of gross anatomy

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Examples of microscopic anatomy.

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All specific functions are performed by specific structures. These structures can range from heart to lungs to the brain etc. Knowledge of anatomy is needed to understand human biology and medicine.

Key words to know

  • Anatomy
  • Gross anatomy
  • Microscopic anatomy
  • Regional anatomy
  • Systematic anatomy