Human anatomy studies the structures of the body. Some of these structures are very small. They can only be seen using a microscope. And there are other larger structures too. The word “anatomy” comes from a word that means “to cut a part”. Human anatomy was first studied by looking at the outside of the body and seeing the wounds of soldiers. Later, physicians were allowed to dissect bodies of the dead to increase their knowledge. When a body is dissected, its structures are cut apart so we can see what they are and how they work with other structures. Dissection is still used in medical schools, anatomy courses, and in pathology labs. There are other techniques that help the clinician see inside the body in people who are a live.
science that studies the structures of the body.
study of the larger structures of the body, typically with the unaided eye; also referred to macroscopic anatomy
steady state of body systems that living organisms maintain
study of very small structures of the body using magnification
science that studies the chemistry, biochemistry, and physics of the body’s functions
study of the structures that contribute to specific body regions
study of the structures that contribute to specific body systems