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Anatomy and Physiology Notes
What is the basic and most simple form of life?
List the levels of life in order.
Smooth Muscle Cell
Smooth muscle tissue
Oragan System Level
Define Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy is the study of the structure of body parts and their relationships to one another.
Physiology is the study of the functions of the body, how the body parts work and carry out their life-sustaining activities.
This is the study of large body structures visible to te naked eye. Examples are the Heart, Lungs, and kidneys.
All the structures in a particular region of the body such as the abdomen or leg, are examined at the same time.
Body Structure is studied system by system.
Microscopic Anatomy- it is the study of the structures that are too small to be seen with the naked eye.
-Cytology-Looks at the cells of the body.
-Histology-Looks at the tissues of the body.
Developmental Anatomy-looks at the structural changes that occur in the body throughout the life span.
-Embryology-concerns with developmental changes that occur before birth.
Concerns of the kidney's function and urine production.
It is the workings of the nervous systems.
It looks at the functions of the hearts and blood vessels.