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15 Cards in this Set

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Is the sudy of function
Functional morphology
Is the functional reasons behind the structure of organs.
Gross anatomy
Is the study of structure visible to the naked eye, either by surface observation or dissection.
Surface Anatomy
Is the external structure of the body, and is especially important in conducting a physical examination of a patient.
Systemic anatomy
Is the study of one organ system at a time and is the approach taken by most introductory textbooks such as this one.
Regional anatomy
Is the study of multiple organ systems at once in a given region of the body, such as the head or chest.
Microscopic Anatomy
When we take tissue specimens, thinly slice and stain them, and observe them under the microscope.
Is the microscopic examination of tissues for signs of disease.
Is the study of the structure and function of individual cells.
Refers to fine detail, down to the molecular level, revealed by the electron microscope.
Comparative anatomy
Is the study of more than one species in order to learn generalizations and evolutionary trends.
Is simply looking at the body's appearance, as in performing a physical examination of makine a clinical diagnosis from surface appearance.
Means feeling a structure with the hands, such as palpating a swollen lymph node of taking a pulse.
Is listening to the natural sounds made by the body, such as heart and lung sounds.
Is when the examiner taps on the body, feels for abnormal resistance, and listens to the emitted sound for signs of abnormalities such as pockets of fluid or air.