AN OVERVIEW OF ANATOMY

I. What is Anatomy and Physiology?
     A. Anatomy Versus Physiology
            1.  Macroscopic (regional, systemic, surface), Histiological, Embryological

II. What is Science
     A. Definitions of

     B. Pure vs. Applied

     C. Scientific Method (Research Method vs Technical Method)


III. What is Life? (Characteristics of life)

IV. The Body
     A. Organization of
           1. Structural Units
                 a. Sub atomical particals (electrons, neutrons, protons, atoms, molecules)

                 b. The cell
                 c. Tissues
                 d. Organs
                  e. Organ systems (skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, reproductive)
     B. Homeostasis
           1. equilibrium
           2. components of (receptor, control center, effector)
            3. Negative and positive feedback systems and examples
           4. Potential vs. Kinetic energy
           5. Ions vs. Isotopes vs Isomers
           6. Organic vs. Inorganic compounds
     C. Regional Terms (axial and appendicular)
     D. Body Planes and segments
           1. saggital, mid-sagittal, horizontal (transverse), frontal (coronal)
     E. Orientation
           1. superior, inferior, dorsal and ventral
           2. medial vs lateral
           3. distal vs. proximal
           4. superfical vs. deep
     F. Cavities
           1. Ventral
                 a. thoraic (pleural and pericardial)
                 b. abdominal (umbilical, epigastric, hypogastric, right and left iliac, right and left lumbar, right and left hypochondriac)
                 c. serous membranes (parietal and visceral serosa)
           2. Dorsal (cranial and spinal)
           3. Others (oral and digestive, nasal, orbital, middle ear, synovial)