Anatomy & Physiology

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Human anatomy is the scientific study of the body’s structures. Some of these structures are very small and can only be observed and analyzed with the assistance of a microscope. Other larger structures can readily be seen, manipulated, measured, and weighed. The word “anatomy” comes from a Greek root that means “to cut apart.” Human anatomy was first studied by observing the exterior of the body and observing the wounds of soldiers and other injuries. Later, physicians were allowed to dissect bodies of the dead to augment their knowledge. When a body is dissected, its structures are cut apart in order to observe their physical attributes and their relationships to one another. Dissection is still used in medical schools, anatomy courses, and in pathology labs. In order to observe structures in living people, however, a number of imaging techniques have been developed. These techniques allow clinicians to visualize structures inside the living body such as a cancerous tumor or a fractured bone.

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openstax.org

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https://d3bxy9euw4e147.cloudfront.net/oscms-prodcms/media/documents/AnatomyandPhysiology-OP_3dxKNqG.pdf

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OpenStax . Rice University

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2013

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Baihaqi

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Creative Commons

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PDF

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English

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openstax.org, “Anatomy & Physiology,” Open Educational Resource (OER) , accessed October 26, 2020, http://oer.iain-padangsidimpuan.ac.id/items/show/2441.

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