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ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (ANA 101)

ADA GAY O. SERENCIO

What is ANATOMY? ANATOMY- is the scientific


discipline that investigates the structure of the body. The word anatomy means to dissect, or to cut apart & separate the parts of the body for study.

What is PHYSIOLOGY?

PHYSIOLOGY- is the scientific discipline that deals with the processes or functions of living things.

2 Basic Approaches of Anatomy

Systemic Anatomy- is the study body by systems


Regional Anatomy- is the study of the organization of the body by areas.

Structure & Functional Organization


A. CHEMICAL

- involves interactions among atoms and their combinations into molecules.


Ex. Collagen molecules are strong, ropelike fibers that give skin structural strength and

B. CELLS
- are basic living units of all plants and animals

C. TISSUE
-is a group of similar cells and the materials surrounding them. 4 Primary Tissue Types epithelial, connective, muscle,

D. ORGAN