anatomy 1 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
– science of structure
– relationships revealed by dissection (cutting apart)
– imaging techniques
– science of body functions
– normal adult physiology is studied in this text
– some genetic variations are described
derived from the Greek and means “to cut” or “cutting
backwards” (putting things together from slices
Surface anatomy, gross anatomy, systemic anatomy,
regional anatomy, radiographic anatomy, developmental
anatomy, embryology, cytology, and pathological
Pathology is the study of anatomical changes due to disease .
– Pathologists use gross inspection, as well as cytologic,
histologic, and laboratory
examinations to discover the
source of the disease
The study of how body structures function
cell physiology, systems physiology, pathophysiology,
exercise physiology, neurophysiology, endocrinology,
cardiovascular physiology, immunophysiology,
respiratory physiology, renal physiology, and
reproductive physiology.
• Chemical • Cellular • Tissue • Organs • SystemLevel
• Organismic
• Anatomy

Anatomy Subdivisions






Levels of OrganizationSubdivisions of physiology

Subdivisions of physiology


– atoms, the smallest units of matter that participate in
chemical reactions, and molecules, two or more atoms
joined together
– the basic structural and functional units of an organism.
– groups of similarly specialized cells and the substances
surrounding them that usually arise from a common
ancestor and perform certain special functions.
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