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Unformatted text preview: Intro Notes The Human Organism Overview of Anatomy and Physiology • Anatomy: Scientific discipline that investigates the body’s structure • Physiology: Scientific investigation of the processes or functions of living things Topics of Anatomy • Gross or macroscopic: Structures examined without a microscope – Regional: Studied area by area – Systemic: Studied system by system – Surface: External form and relation to deeper structures as x-ray in anatomic imaging • Microscopic: Structures seen with the microscope – Cytology: Cellular anatomy – Histology: Study of tissues Topics of Physiology • Reveals dynamic nature of living things • Consider operations of specific organ systems – Cell physiology: Examines processes in cells – Neurophysiology: Focuses on the nervous system – Pathology – Exercise Physiology Structural & Functional Organizations • Chemical level – Atoms – Molecules • Cellular Level • Tissue Level • Organ Level • Organ System Level...
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