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A&P 1 Chapter 1 2011

Anatomy Chapter 1

Anatomy The studies the STRUCTURE of body parts and their relationship to one another
Physiology how all the body parts work and carry out
Gross/Macroscopic Anatomy the study of large body structures visible to the naked eye, such as the heart, lungs, and kidneys
Regional Anatomy all the structures in one particular region of the body, such as the abdomen or leg, are examined at the same time
Systematic Anatomy the gross anatomy of the body is studied in this system
Surface Anatomy the study of internal body structures as they relate to the overlying skin surface
Microscopic Anatomy concerns structures too small to be seen with the naked eye. Subdivisions include cytology and histology.
Pathological Anatomy studies structural changes caused by disease
Embryology concerns development changes that occur before birth and helps to explain birth defects
Neuro-physiology explains the working of the nervous system
Cardiovascular Physiology explains the operation of the heart and blood vessels
Principle of Complementarity of Structure and Function the idea that function always reflects structure. So, what a structure can do depends on its specific form
Levels of Biological Organization Chemical, Cell, Tissue, Organ System, Organism
Created by: abrady29