Human Anatomy

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Human Anatomy
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Kin 2303 Into to the structure of the human body
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  1. The study of the structures that make up the human body and how those structures relate to each other.
    Human Anatomy
  2. The structures of the human body are well-designed for efficient movement.
    Structure determines function
  3. It is used in all anatomical description, specifying the locations of specific parts of the body relative to other body parts.
    Anatomical position
  4. Away from the midline of the body.
    Lateral
  5. Toward the midline.
    Medial
  6. E.g., Your ears are lateral to your cheeks and your cheeks are medial to your ears.
    Example of medial and lateral
  7. Further from some specified region.
    Distal
  8. Closer to some specified region.
    Proximal
  9. E.g., With respect to the trunk, the hands are distal to the arms and the arms are proximal to the hands.
    Example of distal and proximal
  10. In front of or front of your body.
    Anterior
  11. Behind or back of your body.
    Posterior (dorsal)
  12. E.g., Your lips are anterior to your teeth and your teeth are posterior to your lips.
    Example of anterior and posterior
  13. Above
    Superior
  14. Below
    Inferior
  15. E.g., Your lips are superior to your chin and your chin is inferior to your lips
    Example of superior and inferior
  16. A person lying on their back.
    Supine
  17. A person lying face down.
    Prone
  18. Planes of the body
  19. Imaginary flat surfaces that divide the human body.

    They are used to:
    –divide the body for further identification of particular areas
    –describe different movements or actions
    Planes

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