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Anatomy and Physiology I BIOLOGY 105 Notes for the Class will be Posted on WebCT You may want To add extra Spaces before Printing to add Your own notes
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“Mortui Vivos Docent”…. .Latin meaning “the dead teach the living” Anatomy is defined as the study of… Structure refers to the shapes, sizes, and characteristics of the components of the human body. The word anatomy comes from 2 words: Ana which means “up or apart” Tomos which means “to cut” What is anatomy?
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Types of Anatomy We can divide our study of structure into 2 parts: Study of objects seen by the naked eye ( Gross Anatomy ). Study of objects seen ONLY with the microscope ( Microanatomy ). We can divide microanatomy into: » Histology – study of tissues » Cytology – study of individual cells.
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Physiology Physiology is defined as the study of function – so human physiology attempts to explain how and why humans function. Where we figure out how our body works. How do muscles contract? How do we run? How does our heart beat?
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1. Biology is a hierachy with each level building on the level below it. 2. Cells are an organisms basic unit of structure and function. 3. Structure and function are integral with all
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2011 for the course BIO 107 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at NE Texas CC.

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