Variability in anatomy

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Variability in anatomy One important fact which an anatomist must recognise is that no two of us, even identical twins are exactly alike. The structure of the body varies with age race sex genetic diversity environmental history (especially during growth) The anatomy in most textbooks is the commonest pattern in adults, usually from Europe or N America. Good texts will give variations if common. Remember the body is always right: often a bizarre variant never seen before will work well for 70 or 80 years. In one year we had difficulty finding a text book pair of kidneys, because they are so variable. Because of this variation you should always look at a number of bodies, prosections or colleagues. Age . Although this is a whole field in itself it is important to recognise the commonest changes due to age, since you will be looking mainly at aged cadavers and young, fit adults. Bear in mind that an 80 year old will differ in these respects: connective tissue
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course BIOLOGY BSC1086L taught by Professor Leostouder during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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