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Anatomy chapter 1

Overview of Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy the study of internal and external body structures
Physiology the study of functions
gross anatomy: Surface study of general form and superficial markings
gross anatomy: regional focuses on organizations of specific areas of the body (such as the abdomen or leg)
gross anatomy: systemic study of the structure of organ systems or the groups of organs that function together in a coordinated manner
gross anatomy: Developmental describes the changes in form that occur between conception and physical maturity
gross anatomy: Clinical includes a number of sub-specialties important in clinical practice (pathological, radio graphic, and surgical
micro: cytology the analysis of the internal structure of individual cells or the study of the cells
micro: histology the examination of tissues or the study of tissues
renal kidney function
neurophysiology working of the nervous system
cardiovascular operation of the heart and blood vessels
cell the study of the function of cells
chemical atoms (the smallest units of matter) combine to form molecules
cellular molecules can interact to form various types of organelles, each with a specific function
tissue a group of cells working together to perform one or more specific functions
organ made up of two or more tissues working in combination to perform several functions
organ system consists of different organs that interact and work closely together
organismal the highest level of organization and is made up of the organ systems
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