Anatomy

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Anatomy of the human head

Anatomy is the study of the bodies. Anatomy can be the study of the inside of the body and outside the body. The anatomy of people and animals is studied. Anatomy is the position of organs, muscles, glands and bones. A person who studies anatomy is an anatomist.

The history of anatomy dates back to 1600 BCE when Egyptians began studying human anatomy. They discovered the functions of many organs like the liver, spleen, kidneys, heart etc. and were the first to discover the structure and functions of the lymphatic system.

Academic human anatomists are usually employed by universities, medical schools and teaching hospitals. They are often involved in teaching, and research. Micro-anatomy is the study of smaller parts of the body.[1]

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There are different organ systems, such as the cardiovascular system, also known as the circulatory system (the system that gets blood around the body), the muscular system (the system that contains muscles), the nervous system (the system that controls the nerves,and the brain) and the skeleton (the bones).

Anatomy, physiology and biochemistry are similar basic medical sciences.

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