Definition and branches of anatomy. preservation methods of the cadaver
DR. VIJAY T. PATIL
MUP’S Ayurved college,
THE DEFINITION OF ANATOMY
The word "anatomy" is the combination of two
Greek words, ana="apart", tomy="to cut".
The science that deals with the structure & organisation of
Definition: Gross anatomy is the study of
macroscopic details of human body structure.
That which can be seen with the naked eye
body studied by area
body studied by system
It deals with the study of microscopic
details of tissues that make human body.
That which can be seen with the assisted eye
The study of cells
The study of tissues
Embryology (or Developmental Anatomy):-
This branch deals with the study of
embryo, from single-cell stage to the
development of a complete human.
Surface anatomy, as the named indicates, is
anatomy of the surface of human body structures.
It is also known as topographic anatomy
In this branch, we study the body by using
various radiological and imaging
techniques. Eg. X-RAY, USG, CT ,MRI
Clinical anatomy is the application of
anatomical knowledge to clinical practice.
This branch is a more practical aspect of
human anatomy and is of supreme
importance for medical professionals.
Preservation methods of the
Cadaver/ Corpse:A corpse, also called a cadaver in medical literary
and legal usage or when intended for dissection, is
a dead human body.[
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