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anatomy and physioloy terms

Anatomy (blank)
Physiology (blank)
Subdivisions of Anatomy gross anatomy, histologic anatomy, developmental anatomy
Subdivisions of Physiology cytology, neurophysiology, renal physiology, reproductive physiology
gross anatomy the stduy of cells and how they function
histologic anatomy the study of cells, tissues and organs as observed with a microscope
developmental anatomy deals with the development of the individual from fertilized egg to adult form
cytology the study of cells and how they function
neurophysiology the study of the nerve function
renal physiology deals with the excretory system and its activities
reproductive physiology study of reproductive organs and methods for reproduction
Levels of structural organization atoms, cell, molecule, tissue, organ, organ system, organism
Distal farther from the attachment of a limb to the trunk; farther fromm the point of origin or attachment
Homeostatis The condition in which the body's internal environment remains relatively constant, within physiological limits
Systematic Affecting the whole body, generalized
Receptor A specialized cell or distal portion of a neuron that responds to a specific sensory modality, such as touch, cold, pressure, light or sound, and converts it to an electrical signal. A specific molecule or cluster of moleclues that rec. and binds a ligand
Superficial Located on or near the surface of the body or an organ
Abdominal Cavity Superior portion of the abdominopelvic cavity that contains the stomach, spleen, liver, gallbladder,pancreas, small intestines and part of the large intestines
Cephalic Pertaining to the head; superior in position
Neck The part of the body connecting the head and trunk. A constricted portion of an organ such as the neck of the femu or uterus
groin The depression between the thigh and the trunk; the inguinal region
Serous membrane A membrane that lines a body cavity that does not open to the exterior. The external layer of an organ formed by a serous membrane. The membrane that lines the pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal cavities. Also called a serosa
Created by: francois