Define anatomy and physiology, and name several subspecialties of these sciences.
Two branches of science—anatomy and physiology—provide the foundation for understanding the body’s parts and functions.
Anatomy (a-NAT-o¯-me¯; ana- up; -tomy process of cutting) is the science of body structures and the relationships among them. It was first studied by dissection (...Read Full Post »
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMAN BODY
T H E H U M A N B O D Y A N D H O M E O S T A S I S
Humans have many ways to maintain homeostasis, the state of relative stability of the body’s internal environment. Disruptions to homeostasis often set in motion corrective cycles, called feedback systems, that help restore the conditions needed for health and life. •
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