Subdivisions 1) Macroscopic Anatomy – The study of gross structure
Macroscopic Anatomy Divided into two different approaches: Regional Anatomy where a particular section or area of the body is examined, such as the abdomen. Systemic Anatomy where a specific structure is studied, such as the digestive system.
Subdivisions 2) Microscopic Anatomy – The study of microscopic structure
Subdivisions Subdivisions of microscopic anatomy include: Cytology or the study of the cells Histology or the study of tissues
Subdivisions 3) Developmental Anatomy examines the changes is an organism from conception to death.
What is Physiology? Study of the body’s function or “How does it work?”
What is Physiology? Study of the body’s function or “How does it work?” Physiology combines biochemistry, chemistry and physics. For example: Enzyme Action pH and ion formation Electrical potential and mechanics
Physiology Focuses on events and adjustments at the cellular level.