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Subdivisions of Anatomy
Structures not visible to the unaided eye. 2 divisions - 1.Cytology 2.Histology
Macroscopic (Gross) Anatomy
Structures studied with the unaided eye. 8 Divisions - 1.Developmental Anatomy 2.Embryology 3.Pathologic Anatomy 4.Radiography 5.Regional Anatomy 6.Systemic Anatomy 7.Surface Anatomy 8.Surgical Anatomy
Study of cells
Study of tissues
Studies changes in structure from conception through maturity
Studies changes up to birth
Studies changes due to disease; study of abnormal structures
Study of body using various imaging techniques such as x-rays
Approach used in medical school - eg/ studies all structures associated with the hand or neck
Approach used in introductory courses; studies the body system by system
Study of surface form (morphology) or structures of the exterior body
Studies anatomical structures, landmarks, etc, useful to surgeons before surgery