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chapter 1 A&P 1

TermDefinition
Anatomy studies the form and structure of the body
Physiology examines how the body functions
Scientific method method refers to a systematic and rigorous process by which scientists
Microscopic anatomy Examines structures that cannot be observed by unaided eye Specimens examined under microscope
Microscopic anatomy division are Cytology is the study of body cells and their internal structure Histology is the study of tissues
Gross anatomy or macroscopic anatomy Investigates structures visible to the unaided eye Specimens dissected for examination
Gross anatomy, division Systemic anatomy studies the anatomy of each body system Regional anatomy examines the structures in a body region Surface anatomy focuses on superficial anatomic markings and internal body structures
Organization All organisms exhibit a complex structure and order
Metabolism Metabolism—the sum of all chemical reactions that occur within the body
Anabolism Anabolism—small molecules joined to form larger ones
Catabolism Catabolism—large molecules broken down into smaller ones
Chemical level atoms and molecules
Cellular level cells, basic units of life
Tissue level similar cells performing common functions
Organ level Organ level – multiple tissues working together
Organ system level related organs work together
Organismal level organ systems function together
Levels of organization from simplest to most complex: Chemical level , Cellular level, Tissue level, Organ level ,Organ system level ,Organismal level
Created by: timu