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Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology

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Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 1 Anatomy & Physiology Overview 2 The Human Body Each individual is unique, but the basic structure and function of the human body does not vary much from one person to the next. 3 3 Anatomy Anatomy is the study of the structure and shape of the body and body parts as well as their relationship to one another. For example, to describe the anatomy of the stomach, you might discuss its size, shape, color and location. 4 The word ?anatomy? is from the Greek ?tomy? which means to cut and ?ana? which means apart. Gross anatomy is the study of dissected animals or organs. Microscopic anatomy refers to the study of structures too small to be seen without a microscope or other magnifying instrument. 4 Physiology

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