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Macroscopic anatomy

German: Makroskopische Anatomie

1 Definition

The macroscopic anatomy is a subfield of anatomy and deals with the description of body structures which are visible with the naked eye.

2 Background

The classification of macroscopic anatomy and microscopic anatomy is founded on an historical background, as microscopic processes to examine the human body where developed several time later.

3 Classification

The macroscopic anatomy of the human body can be subdivided into different aspects. One possible aspect is for example the classification into organ systems.

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Nervous system
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Urogenital system
  • Endocrine system
  • Blood and blood producing organs
  • immune system
  • Lymphatic system
  • Musculoskeletal System
    • Skeletal systen
    • Musculature
  • Sensory Organs
  • Skin and skin appendages

Specialties: Anatomy

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