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scientific discipline that investigates the body's structure
List some of the different levels of anatomy
developmental, embryology, cytology, histology,gross anatomy, systemic anatomy, regional anatomy, surface anatomy
Developmental Anatomy
the study of the structural changes that occur between conception and adulthood.
a subspeciality of developmental anatomy considers changes from conception to the end of the eighth week of development. (Most birth defects occur during this period)
examines the structural features of cells.
examines tissues, which are cells and the materials surrounding them.
Gross Anatomy or Macroscopic Anatomy
the study os structures that can be examined without the aid of a microscope.
systemic anatomy
the body is studied system by system. Ex. circulatory, nervous etc.
regional anatomy
the body is studied area by area. Ex. to study all the structures in the arm.
Surface Anatomy
the study of the external form of the body and its relation to deeper structures.
Anatomic Imaging
Uses radiographs (x-rays), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and other technologies to create pictures of internal structures.
investigation of the processes or functions of living things.
Physiology can be considered at many different levels. Name some.
Cell physiology, systemic physiology, neurophysiology, cardiovascular physiology.
Cell Physiology
examines the processes occurring in cells
systemic physiology
considers the functions of organ systems.
focuses on the nervous system
cardiovascular physiology
deals with the heart and blood vessels.
is the medical science dealing with all aspects of disease, emphasis on the cause and development of abnormal conditions as well as structural and functional changes resulting from disease.
Exersize Physiology
focuses on changes in function, but also structure, caused by exercise.