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AHP/Lesson 13

AHP/Lesson 13/Overview of Human Biology

human biology study of how the body is put together and how it works in health and disease
anatomy the science of the structure of the body
gross anatomy includes parts of the body that can be seen with our eyes(also called macroscopic anatomy)
microscopic anatomy includes parts of the body that are too small to be seen with the naked eye (also called cell anatomy); study of cells and tissues
morphology study of the form of body parts (includes size, shape, color, contour and texture)
cytology microscopic study of cells
histology microscopic study of tissues
physiology study of how the body works (describes function of the body, its organs, tissues and cells)
macroscopic physiology gross physiology
microscopic physiology cell physiology
pathology study of human biology when anatomy and/or physiology are abnormal
pathophysiology abnormal physiology
pathology/pathologic abnormal anatomy