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Outline of human anatomy

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to human anatomy:

Human anatomy – scientific study of the morphology of the adult human. It is subdivided into gross anatomy and microscopic anatomy. Gross anatomy (also called topographical anatomy, regional anatomy, or anthropotomy) is the study of anatomical structures that can be seen by unaided vision. Microscopic anatomy is the study of minute anatomical structures assisted with microscopes, and includes histology (the study of the organization of tissues), and cytology (the study of cells).

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, by Rembrandt; depicts an anatomy demonstration using a cadaver.


Essence of human anatomyEdit

Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man (1492)

Branches of human anatomyEdit

Anatomy of the human bodyEdit

The following list of human anatomical structures is based on the Terminologia Anatomica, the international standard for anatomical nomenclature. While the order is standardized, the hierarchical relationships in the TA are somewhat vague, and thus are open to interpretation.

General anatomyEdit


Front view of an adult human skeleton
Rear view of an adult human skeleton



Alimentary systemEdit

Human gastrointestinal tract

Respiratory systemEdit

Thoracic cavityEdit

Thoracic cavity

The thoracic cavity is the chamber of the body of vertebrates that is protected by the thoracic wall. The central compartment of the thoracic cavity is the mediastinum.

Urinary systemEdit

Urinary system

Genital systemsEdit

Reproductive system

Abdominopelvic cavityEdit

Abdominopelvic cavity

Endocrine glandsEdit

Endocrine system

Cardiovascular systemEdit

Cardiovascular system

Lymphoid systemEdit

Lymphatic system

Nervous systemEdit

Human nervous system

Sense organsEdit

The integumentEdit

Integumentary system

History of human anatomyEdit



See alsoEdit

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