Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What is human anatomy?

Human anatomy is one of the three basic medical sciences that are complementary for medical students. Anatomy deals with the study of human morphology. In simpler terms, human anatomy is that medical science in which the structure of human body is studied. It has a huge scope and covers all the aspects of human body structure.
Because of the enormous amount of detail in this field of study, it is customarily divided into three major subdivisions.
1) Gross anatomy:
It is the biggest subdivision of human anatomy and deals with the study of gross structure of human body. It has huge clinical importance because it describes the macroscopic details of structure of human body. Gross anatomy has two approaches of study. The first approach is known as systemic approach, in which the human body is considered to be composed of different organs systems such as skeletal system and muscular system. The second approach is known as regional approach in which human body is considered to be composed of different regions such as hand and foot.
2) Microscopic anatomy:
In this subdivision of human anatomy, microscopic detail of human body structure is studied. Microscopic anatomy is also known as histology (which actually is a branch of microscopic anatomy). Histology forms the basis for the study of pathology and medicine.
3) Basic anatomy:
This is sometimes not considered as an important subdivision of human anatomy, however, it is very important especially for new students who don't have any acquaintance with the concepts of anatomy. Basic anatomy explains all the basic concepts of human anatomy that are necessary to understand the complex arrangement of various structures in human body.

For more information of human anatomy, visit the sites below:
Human anatomy
Gross anatomy
Basic anatomy

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