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Types of Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy The study of internal and external structures of the body and the physical relationships among body parts
Physiology The study of how living organisms perform their vital functions
Gross Anatomy Examination of relatively large structures and features usually visible with the unaided eye
Microscopic Anatomy Examination of structures that cannot be seen without magnification
Surface Anatomy (Gross Anatomy) Study of general form and superficial markings
Regional Anatomy (Gross Anatomy) Study of a specific area of the body
Systemic Anatomy (Gross Anatomy) Study of structure of organ systems
Developmental Anatomy (Gross Anatomy) Study of changes that occur between conception and physical maturity
Embryology (Gross Anatomy) Study of changes during the first two months
Clinical Anatomy (Gross Anatomy) Pathological, radiographic, and surgical anatomy
Cytology (Microscopic Anatomy) Study of structure of individual cells
Histology (Microscopic Anatomy) Study of structure of tissure
Cell Physiology Study of the function of cells (within and between)
Organ Physiology Study of function of specific organs
Systemic Physiology Study of the function of an organ system
Pathological Physiology Study of the effect of diseases on an organ system’s function
Created by: Cyndi1087