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Anatomy (Overview)

Anatomy is the study of the human body, its form and function.


Dr. Susan Arnoult
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What is the difference between anatomy and physiology?

What is the difference between anatomy and physiology?

Basic: The basic difference: anatomy is structure, physiology is function. ...Read more

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Anatomy (Overview)

Anatomy is the study of the human body, its form and function.


Dr. Danny Proffitt
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What's the best place for a patient to learn anatomy?

What's the best place for a patient to learn anatomy?

Internet: There are some many good sites on the internet to go to to learn anatomy. That is where i would start. Then, i would check out anatomy books at the local library. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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What are the best websites to learn anatomy and physiology?

What are the best websites to learn anatomy and physiology?

Anatomy & Physiology: I'm assuming you mean human anatomy, etc? This depends on the detail you need. For real understanding you need supervised classes, dissections, problem solving, discussions, etc. "get body smart" http://www.Getbodysmart.Com/ offers some basics to get started. Also there is an online course at: http://www.Universalclass.Com/i/course/anatomy-and-physiology.Htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Greenberg
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Which diagnostic imaging process allows for best visualization of internal anatomy?

Which diagnostic imaging process allows for best visualization of internal anatomy?

CT or MR: In general ct (computed tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) depending on part of body and clinical question. However, ct and MRI often are not the best initial imaging study. Us may be better for some areas of the body. X-rays useful to initial evaluation of bones and to give overview of some body parts (e.g., lungs for chest x-ray). Mammography for initial evaluation of breasts. ...Read more

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Dr. Herbert Krob
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Nerve innervation inconsistencies why are there so many inconsistencies on the innervation of nerves between anatomy books?

People : People who look at several different anatomy books often notice subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, differences between descriptions and depictions of nerves and other anatomical structures. There are many reasons for the discrepancies, but one of the most practical reasons is that human anatomy is actually different from person to person. Another important reason is that most anatomy books are based, at least in part on doctrine rooted in the different schools of thought that grew up over the hundreds of years that anatomy has been studied and taught. Early modern anatomy (which was itself greatly influenced by classical texts passed on via the arabic schools) began in the 15th century. Great schools of anatomy included those at bologna, padua, heidelberg, and oxford. The modern "classic" anatomy texts are authored or edited by scholars who can probably trace their scholarly ancestry back to those schools. Another important concept is that advanced students of anatomy recognize that the primary function of an anatomy text is to demonstrate an organizational framework by which to logically arrange our understanding of a complex, observational science, rather than to indicate hard and fast "laws" of human anatomy. The most modern anatomy texts usually incorporate a more scientific approach. They attempt to describe the general themes of anatomy, and provide some commentary on the normal and abnormal variants encountered during dissection of a (relatively small) group of cadavers. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Can you tell me about general dental anatomy?

Can you tell me about general dental anatomy?

Generally speaking..: .. most of us have a compliment if 32 teeth genetically programmed into our development. Some have one or two more, some less. Each tooth is designed for a specific function, is supported by bone, and is surrounded by attached gingiva. If you need a more specific answer ask a more specific question. ...Read more

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Dr. Irv Loh
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Is there a good patient resource to learn about the anatomy of the cardiovascular system?

Internet, of course: Google image search yields a plethora of material and is a good place to start, but possibly more important is to specifically target which parts of the system are of greatest interest and then learn about function and physiology. ...Read more

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
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Describe anatomy of the spine and spinal cord?

Describe anatomy of the spine and spinal cord?

Hmmm: Can't be described in 400 characters. Probably can't be appropriately described in a 400 page text book. There are 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 rib bearing thoracic vertebrae, 5 non-rib bearing lumbar vertebrae (there are normal variants to these by the way) .There are 5 fused sacral vertebrae, and usually 3 vestigial coccygeal bones. The spinal cord extends from the brain down to about l1/l2, and.... ...Read more

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