The study of the structure and shape of the body and its parts and their relationships with one another.
Where all the structures (muscles, bones, blood vessels, nerves, etc.) in a particular region of the body, such as the abdomen or leg, are examined at the same time.
A subdivision of developmental anatomy which concerns developmental changes that occur before birth.
Name all 6 levels of structural organization (in order)
1. Chemical level (Atoms & Molecules)
2. Cellular level
3. Tissue level
4. Organ level
5. Organ system level
6. Organismal level
Tiny building blocks of matter that combine to form molecules such as water, sugar, and proteins.
A structure composed of two or more tissue types that performs a specific function for the body.
Name all 11 of the organ systems
1. Integumentary System
2. Skeletal System
3. Muscular System
4. Nervous System
5. Endocrine System
6. Cardiovascular System
7. Lymphatic System
8. Respiratory System
9. Digestive System
10. Urinary System
11. Reproductive System
What does the integumentary system do?
It waterproofs the body and cushions and protects the deeper tissues from injury. It also excretes salts and urea in perspiration and helps regulate body temperature.
What does the skeletal system do?
It supports the body and provides a framework that the skeletal muscles use to cause movement.
What does the muscular system do?
When the muscles contract, or shorten, movement occurs. Muscles move your body.
The body's fast-acting control system. Consists of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and sensory receptors.
What does the nervous system do?
Sends and receives messages. Responds to irritants or stimuli coming from outside and inside the body.
The body's slow-acting control system. Consists of endocrine glands which secrete hormones.
What does the endocrine system do?
Controls body activities. Endocrine glands produce chemical molecules called hormones and release them into the blood to travel to organs.
What does the cardiovascular system do?
The heart pumps and pushes blood throughout the body. The blood carries oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and other substances to and from the tissue cells where exchanges are made.
What does the lymphatic system do?
Lymphatic vessels return fluid leaked from the blood back to the blood vessels so that blood can be kept continuously circulating through the body. Lymph nodes and other lymphoid organs help cleanse the blood and house cells involved in immunity.
What does the respiratory system do?
It keeps the body constantly supplied with oxygen and removes carbon dioxide.
Consists of the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, and rectum. Accessory organs are the liver, salivary glands, pancreas, and others.
What does the digestive system do?
Breaks down food and delivers the products to the blood for dispersal to the body cells.
What does the urinary/excretory system do?
Removes the nitrogen-containing wastes from the blood and flushes them from the body in urine.
Consists of testes, scrotum, penis, accessory glands, and the duct system (for males).
Consists of ovaries, uterine tubes, uterus, and vagina (for females).
Principle of Complementarity of Structure and Function
What a structure can do depends on its specific form.
Necessary Life Functions
1. Maintain boundaries
4. Normal body temperature
5. Appropriate atmospheric pressure