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Approaches to Gross Anatomy

Examines the similarities and differences in the anatomy of species Comparative anatomy
Investigates the changes in structure within an individual from conception through maturity Developmental anatomy
Developmental changes occurring prior to birth Embryology
Examines all the structures in a particular region of the body as one complete unit Ex: skin, connective tissue and fat, bones, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels of the neck Regional anatomy
Examines both superficial anatomic markings and internal body structures as they relate to the skin covering them Surface anatomy
Studies the gross anatomy of each system Systemic anatomy
Examines all anatomic changes resulting from disease Pathologic anatomy
Studies the relationships among internal structures that may be visualized by specific scanning procedures, like ultrasound, MRI, x-ray Radiographic anatomy
Investigates the anatomic landmarks used before and after surgery Surgical anatomy
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