Anatomy defined

Human anatomy, including gross human anatomy and histology, is primarily the scientific study of the morphology of the adult human body

Levels of Organization

  • Chemical
  • Cellular
  • Tissue
  • Organ
  • System
    Integumentary Skeletal Muscular Cardiovascular Nervous Lymphatic Endocrine Digestive Respiratory Urinary Reproductive

Basic Anatomical Terminology

  • anatomical position
    In this Anatomical Position, the body is assumed to be standing, the feet together, the arms to the side, and the head and eyes and palms of the hands facing forwards. This last point is an important one, since in a normal relaxed position of the body, the thumb points anteriorly. In anatomical parlance, the thumb is a lateral structure, not an anterior one.
  • regional names
  • planes and sections
  • Body Cavities
  • Abdominopelvic Quadrants and Regions

Medical Imaging

  • Radiograph 
  • CT (computed tomography) scan
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
  • Ultrasound
  • Radionuclide 
  • Endoscopy link to endoatlas & video of stomach peristalsis

Quiz yourself

  • quizlet of body regions here
  • interactive quiz here
  • anatomical terms flashcards here