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Study of the structure and shape of the body and it's parts

Anatomy

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Gross Anatomy:
large structures, easily observable

Anatomical Levels of Study

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Divides the body (organ) into equal left and right parts

Median / Midsagittal Section

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Body erect, feet shoulder width apart, palms forward

Anatomical position

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Divides the body (organ) into anterior and posterior parts

Frontal Section

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Back of body

Posterior / Dorsal

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Below

Inferior

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Closer to point of origin

Proximal

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Closer to midline

Medial

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Study of how the body and it's parts work or function

Physiology

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Closer to surface

Superficial

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Divides the body (organ) into superior and inferior parts

Transverse / Cross Section

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Further from midline

Lateral

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Above

Superior

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Front of body

Anterior / Ventral

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Further from point of origin

Distal

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Further from surface

Deep

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Divides the body (organ) into left and right parts

Sagittal Section

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Microscopic Anatomy:
very small structures, can only be viewed with a microscope

Anatomic Levels of Study