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introduces the human body asnd the terminology that is involve with it.

anatomy

the study of the structure of the body

physiology

study of how the body functions

gross anatomy

the study of the structural features of the body without a microscope

cytology

The study of cells

histology

The study of tissues

homeostasis

the maintenance of a constant internal enviorment.

autoregulation

changes in activity that maintane homeostasis in direct response to changes in the local enviorment.

extrinsic regulation

results from the activities of the nervous or endocrine system.

supine

lying face up. with palms facing anteriorly

prone

lying face down, with the palms facing the floor

mediastinum

a median septum of partition between two parts of an organ or paired cavities of the body

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