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Anatomy

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

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Anatomical Levels of Study

Gross Anatomy: large structures, easily observable

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Median / Midsagittal Section

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

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Anatomical position

Body erect, feet shoulder width apart, palms forward

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Frontal Section

Divides the body (organ) into anterior and posterior parts

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Posterior / Dorsal

Back of body

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Inferior

Below

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Proximal

Closer to point of origin

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Medial

Closer to midline

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Physiology

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

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Superficial

Closer to surface

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Transverse / Cross Section

Divides the body (organ) into superior and inferior parts

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Lateral

Further from midline

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Superior

Above

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Anterior / Ventral

Front of body

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Distal

Further from point of origin

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Deep

Further from surface

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Sagittal Section

Divides the body (organ) into left and right parts

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Anatomic Levels of Study

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