A&P Unit 1: 1.1-1.4

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USC Aiken Steen's A&P Class (Fall 2019) ALL NOTECARDS COME FROM THE BOOK, NOT NOTES TAKEN IN CLASS
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Anatomy

Studies the structure of body parts and their relationships to one another.

(From Greek, meaning "to cut apart")

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Physiology

Concerns the function of the body, in other words, how the body parts work and carry out their life-sustaining activities.

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Gross/Macroscopic Anatomy

The study of large body structures visible to the naked eye, such as the heart, lungs, and kidneys.

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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.

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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,