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studies the structure of body parts and their relationships to one another.
deals with the function of the body. How the body parts work and carry out their life-sustaining activities.
The three types of anatomy
gross, microscopic and developmental
Three types of gross anatomy
regional, systemic and surface anatomy
Regional anatomy
all the structures in a specific area. Example: muscles, blood vessels, nerves pertaining to the leg. All these structures are studied at the same time to understand how the leg is put together and works as a whole unit.
what is systemic anatomy?
each body system is studied one by one instead of studying the body as a whole.
What is surface anatomy?
deals with the components just under the skin and how they relate to the skin.
Define: cytology
deals with cells of the body. Ex. Blood cells (hematology)
Define: histology
studies tissues. Ex. Muscle tissues, liver tissues, etc.
Define: embryology
developmental changes before birth. How an embryo/fetus develops.