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Introduction & Terminology of Anatomy

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Anatomy is the study of the structure of the organisms and their parts. Study of the morphology of the human is Human anatomy.

Etymology: Anatomy (Greek anatomē, ‘dissection’) 

Human anatomy subdivided into:

  • Gross Anatomy
  • Microscopic Anatomy (Histology)

Gross Anatomy is studying the structures with unaided eye, whereas histology is using microscope to study the structures.

Gross Anatomy can be studied by:

  • systemic method (Skeletal System, Cardio Vascular system)
  • topographical or regional method (Thorax, Abdomen, Upper Limb)

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