What Is Anatomy and Physiology

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What Is Anatomy and Physiology? Anatomy  is the study of the structure and relationship between body parts. Physiology  is the study  of the function of body parts and the body as a whole. Some specializations within each of these  sciences follow: Gross (macroscopic) anatomy  is the study of body parts visible to the naked eye, such as the  heart or bones. Histology  is the study of tissues at the microscopic level. Cytology  is the study of cells at the microscopic level. Neurophysiology  is the study of how the nervous system functions. Organizations of living systems Living systems  can be defined from various perspectives, from the broad (looking at the entire earth)  to the minute (individual atoms). Each perspective provides information about how or why a living  system functions: At the chemical level,  atoms,  molecules  (combinations of atoms), and the chemical bonds 
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