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Chapter 1: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology


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Chapter 1: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiololgy

  1. The Sciences of Anatomy and Physiology p. 2

    1. Historical Development p. 2
    2. Scientific Method p. 5

  2. Classification and Characteristics of Humans p. 7

    1. Taxonomic Scheme p. 7
    2. Human Characteristics p. 8

  3. Body Organization p. 9

    1. Cellular Level p. 9
    2. Tissue and Organ Levels p. 9
    3. System Level p. 10

  4. Planes of Reference and Descriptive Terminology p. 10

    1. Planes of Reference p. 10
    2. Anatomical Position and Directional Terms p. 11
    3. Word Derivations p. 11

  5. Body Regions and Body Cavities p. 11

    1. Head and Neck p. 14
    2. Thoras p. 14
    3. Abdomen p. 15
    4. Upper and Lower Extremities p. 16
    5. Body Cavities and Associated Membranes p. 16

  6. Homeostasis and Feedback Control p. 18

    1. Negative Feedback Mechanisms p. 19
    2. Positive Feedback Mechanisms p.21
    3. Neural and Endocrine Regulation p. 21
    4. Feedback Control of Hormone Secretion p. 21

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