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Outline of human anatomy

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.

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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


BonesEdit

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

JointsEdit

MusclesEdit


Alimentary systemEdit

Human gastrointestinal tract


Respiratory systemEdit


Thoracic cavityEdit

Thoracic cavity

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

OrganizationsEdit

AnatomistsEdit

See alsoEdit

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