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Related to gross anatomy: developmental anatomy, regional anatomy, microscopic anatomy, microanatomy, systemic anatomy

anatomy

 [ah-nat´o-me]
the science dealing with the form and structure of living organisms.
Examples of specialty areas of anatomy and physiology. From Applegate, 2000.
clinical anatomy anatomy as applied to clinical practice.
comparative anatomy description and comparison of the form and structure of different animals.
developmental anatomy the field of embryology concerned with the changes that cells, tissues, organs, and the body as a whole undergo from a germ cell of each parent to the resulting offspring; it includes both prenatal and postnatal development.
gross anatomy (macroscopic anatomy) that dealing with structures visible with the unaided eye.
microscopic anatomy histology.
morbid anatomy (pathologic anatomy) anatomy of diseased tissues.
radiologic anatomy x-ray anatomy.
special anatomy anatomy devoted to study of particular organs or parts.
topographic anatomy that devoted to determination of relative positions of various body parts.
x-ray anatomy study of organs and tissues based on their visualization by x-rays in both living and dead bodies.

gross a·nat·o·my

general anatomy, so far as it can be studied without the use of the microscope; commonly used to denote the study of anatomy by dissection of a cadaver. See: practical anatomy.
Synonym(s): macroscopic anatomy

gross anatomy

n.
The study of the organs, parts, and structures of a body that are visible to the naked eye. Also called macroscopic anatomy.

gross anatomy

the study of the organs or parts of the body large enough to be seen with the naked eye. Also called macroscopic anatomy.

gross anatomy

 The branch of anatomy concerned with structures of the body that can be studied without a microscope

gross a·nat·o·my

(grōs ă-nat'ŏ-mē)
General anatomy, so far as it can be studied without the use of the microscope; commonly used to denote the study of anatomy by dissection of a cadaver.
Synonym(s): macroscopic anatomy.

gross anatomy

Body structure visible with the naked eye, as distinct from HISTOLOGY which is the structure visible on microscopy.

anatomy

the science dealing with the form and structure of living organisms.

comparative anatomy
description and comparison of the form and structure of different animals.
developmental anatomy
the changes in form from fertilization to adulthood, including embryology, fetology and postnatal development.
gross anatomy
that dealing with structures visible with the unaided eye. Called also macroscopic anatomy.
macroscopic anatomy
see gross anatomy (above).
microscopic anatomy
anatomy revealed by microscopy; includes histology and cytology.
morbid anatomy
anatomy of diseased tissues. Called also pathological anatomy.
pathological anatomy
see morbid anatomy (above).
radiological anatomy
anatomy revealed by the techniques of radiography and fluoroscopy.
special anatomy
anatomy devoted to study of particular organs or parts.
topographic anatomy
that devoted to determination of relative positions of various body parts; regional anatomy.
x-ray anatomy
see radiological anatomy (above).
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2004, 'Improved dissection experience in the human gross anatomy laboratory by the intergration of computers and modern technology', Clinical Anatomy 17, 337-344.
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I have been interested in understanding and developing classroom methodologies whereby the students with the least prior exposure to science can be given "tools" to most effectively master the large amount of strange words, ideas, and information--or if you will, the language--of the undergraduate gross anatomy course I teach each semester.
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In addition to the gross anatomy of the udder, its development, histology, and function are described and illustrated.
In his new position, Payne will be responsible for teaching physiology, histology and gross anatomy at Connecticut's newest medical school, which is expected to open on Quinnipiac's North Haven Campus.
This color illustrated reference for students of gross anatomy offers material in self-contained two-page spreads, illustrated with a total of 2,400 color anatomical illustrations and diagnostic images with call-out labels and captions noting clinical correlations.
He excelled at that institute, earning various honors including the prestigious Tinsley-Harrison Scholarship and Gross Anatomy Instructor honor awarded to a student for academic performance, leadership and teaching ability.
The first volume consists of 16 chapters devoted to subjects including gross anatomy of the shoulder; clinical evaluation of shoulder problems; anesthesia for shoulder procedures; fractures; disorders; molecular mechanisms and pathogenesis of sepsis of the shoulder; and glenohumeral instability.
Based on data from the US National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project([R]), the VH Dissector is a complete interactive atlas of gross anatomy presenting more than 2,000 structures through integrated 3D and cross sectional views.
As an assistant professor of medical sciences, Gonzalez is responsible for teaching human gross anatomy, coordinating the school's medical humanities concentration for the scholarly reflection capstone course and teaching medical anthropology-related topics.