A&P Unit 1: 1.1-1.4
Studies the structure of body parts and their relationships to one another.
(From Greek, meaning "to cut apart")
Concerns the function of the body, in other words, how the body parts work and carry out their life-sustaining activities.
The study of large body structures visible to the naked eye, such as the heart, lungs, and kidneys.
Gross Anatomy: Regional Anatomy
All the structures (muscle, bones, blood vessels, nerves, etc.) in a particular region of the body, such as the abdomen or leg, are examined at the same time.
Gross Anatomy: Systemic Anatomy
Body structure is studied system by system.
Ex: when studying the cardiovascular system, you would examine the heart and the blood vessels of the entire body,