Human anatomy

Human anatomy or anthropotomy is a special field within anatomy. It studies organs and organ systems of the human body, leaving the study of tissues to histology and cells to cytology. The human body, like the bodies of all animals, is made up of systems, that are made up of organs, that are made up of tissues, that are made up of cells.

See History of anatomy for a history of anatomy, including human anatomy.

Index for Human Anatomy

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Major systems of the human body:

Common names of well known parts of the human body, from top to bottom:
Head -- Eye -- Ear -- Nose -- Mouth -- Tongue -- Teeth -- Mandible
Neck -- Throat -- Shoulders
Arm -- Elbow -- Wrist -- Hand -- Finger -- Thumb
Spine -- Chest -- Breast -- Ribcage
Abdomen -- Sex organs (Penis/Scrotum or Vagina) -- Rectum -- Anus
Hip -- Buttocks -- Leg -- Knee -- Ankle -- Foot -- Toes

Common names of internal organs (in alphabetical order):
Adrenal glands -- Appendix -- Bladder -- Brain -- Duodenum -- Gall bladder -- Heart -- Intestines -- Kidney --Liver-- Lungs -- Ovaries -- Pancreas -- Parathyroid gland -- Pituitary gland -- Prostate gland -- Spleen -- Stomach -- Thymus gland -- Thyroid gland -- Testicles -- Womb

Brain anatomy terms:
Amygdala -- Brainstem -- Cerebellum -- Cerebral cortex -- Hypothalamus -- Limbic system -- medulla-- midbrain -- Pituitary gland -- pons

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