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Anatomy
studies the structure of body parts and their relationships to one another.
Physiology
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.