Human anatomy is the study of the structures and systems of the human body.
The study of human anatomy is important in medicine. The study of the skeletal and muscular system is also important in art when drawing, painting or sculpting a human figure. See also human body proportions.
Systems of the human body
- Circulatory system: pumping blood throughout the body
- Digestive system: processing food with mouth, stomach and intestines
- Endocrine system: communicating within the body using hormones
- Immune system: defending against disease-causing agents
- Integumentary system: skin, hair and nails
- Lymphatic system: structures involved in the transfer of lymph between tissues and the blood stream
- Muscular system: moving the body
- Nervous system: collecting, transferring and processing information with brain and nerves
- Reproductive system: the sex organs
- Respiratory system: the organs used for breathing, the lungs
- Skeletal system: structural support and protection through bones
- Excretory system: the kidneys and associated structures involved in the production and excretion of urine
Common names of well known parts of the human body, from top to bottom :
- Head — Forehead — Eye — Ear — Nose — Mouth — Tongue — Teeth — Jaw — Face — Cheek — Chin
- Neck — Throat — Adam's apple — Shoulders
- Arm — Elbow — Wrist — Hand — Fingers — Thumb
- Spine — Chest — Breast — Ribcage
- Abdomen — Belly button — Sex organs (Penis/Scrotum or Clitoris/Vagina) — Rectum — Anus — Groin
- Hip — Buttocks — Leg — Thigh — Knee — Calf — Heel — Ankle — Foot — Toes
- Male Human Anatomy Systems Animation
- Female Human Anatomy Systems Animation
- Human Anatomy Images - Extensive 3D Human Anatomy clip library with all viewable clip art free of charge.
- Anatomie et physiologie - Anatomie et physiologie du corps humain. illustration et vulgarisation. (Link dead, Feb 2008)
- Anatomy Dissection videos
- e-Anatomy - Interactive atlas of whole human body cross-sectional anatomy.
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