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Anatomy

ana=up; -tomy=cutting
the science of body structures and
the relationships between them
dissection

dis=apart; -section=the act of cutting
the careful cutting apart of body sructures to study their relationships
Physiology

physio=nature; -logy=study of
the science of body functions
(how the body parts work)
Embryology

ebry=embryo; -logy=study of
study of structures that emerge from the time period of the fertilized egg through the eighth week in utero
Developmental Biology
study of structures that emerge from the time period of the fertilized egg to the adult form
Histology

hist=tissue; -logy=study of
the study of microscopic structures of tissue
Surface anatomy
anatomical landmarks on the surface of the body through visualization and palpation
Gross anatomy
structures that can be examined without using a microscope
Systemic anatomy
structure of specific systems of the body
(such as the nervous or respiratory systems)
Regional anatomy
specific regions of the body such as the head or chest
Radiographic anatomy

radio=ray; -graphic=to write
body structures that can be visualized with x-rays
Pathological anatomy

path=disease;
structural changes(from gross to microscopic)
associated with disease
Neurophysiology

neuro=nerve
study of functional properties of nerve cells
Endocrinology

endo=within; -crin=secretion
study of hormones (chemical regulators in the blood)
and how they control body functions
Cardiovascular physiology

cardi=heart; -vascular=blood vessels
study of the functions of the heart and blood vessels
Immunology

immun=not susceptible;
study of how the body defends itself against disease-causing agents
Respiratory physiology

respira=to breathe
study of the functions of the air passageways and lungs
Renal physiology

ren=kidney
study of the functions of the kidneys
Exercise physiology
study of changes in cell and organ functions
as a result of muscular activity
Pathophysiology
study of functional changes associated with disease and aging