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Anatomy - History, Human Anatomy, Anatomical Nomenclature


Anatomy, a subfield of biology, is the study of the structure of living things. There are three main areas of anatomy: cytology studies the structure of cell; histology examines the structure of tissues; and gross anatomy deals with organs and organ groupings called systems. Comparative anatomy, which strives to identify general structural patterns in families of plants and animals, provided the basis for the classification of species. Human anatomy is a crucial element of the modern medical curriculum.

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about 11 years ago

Anatomy is the study of the structures of the body, with all its bones and blood vessels, and nerves. It studies the location of each part of the body, and for example like in nervous system studies all the nerves, how they affect parts of the body; how like one nerve can have its innervation on different organs, and exhibit pain on different parts. It is important as the study of these structures has led to the chinese method of called chinese traditional medicine including accupuncture, which treat disease by locating pressure points on body.

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over 1 year ago