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Week 1 Notes - A First Look at Anatomy

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Week 1 Notes - A First Look at Anatomy ANTR 350

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Human Gross Anatomy
Lindsey Jenny
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Date Created: 01/14/16
A First Look at Anatomy 01/11/2016 ▯ Important Figures in A&P ▯ Herophilus early descriptions of anatomic structures ▯ William Harvey The basis for modern embryology ▯ Hippocrates  belief that the body should be treated as a whole ▯ Andreas Vesalius  utilized “refined observations” in medicine and anatomy ▯ Galen of Pergamum  the basic teaching principles of the first European medical school ▯ Anatomy vs. Physiology  Anatomy: the study of structure, “to cut apart”, examines relationships between parts of the body as well as structure of individual organs  Physiology: studies the function of body structures  anatomy suggests what they physiology may be  the two can not be completely separated ▯ Microscopic Anatomy  examines structures that cannot be viewed by the unaided eye  scientists look at individual cells of slices of body through microscope  cytology: cellular anatomy; study of single body cells and internal structures  histology: study of tissues; wider approach by examining how groups of specialized cells and productions function for a common purpose ▯ Gross Anatomy  “macroscopic anatomy”  structure and relationships of large body parts that are visible to the unaided eye (stomach, brain, heart, kidneys)  investigations include dissecting preserved specimens  Has several approaches: o comparative anatomy: similarities and differences in anatomy of different species o developmental anatomy: changes in structure within an individual from conception through maturity o embryology: developmental changes occurring prior to birth o regional anatomy: structures in a particular region as one unit o surface anatomy: both superficial anatomic marking and internal body structures as they relate to the skin covering them o systemic anatomy: gross anatomy of each system in body (urinary system is kidneys, ureters and urethra, urinary bladder)  some focus on diagnosing medical conditions or advancing research o pathologic anatomy: all anatomic changes resulting from disease o radiographic anatomy: relationships among internal structures that may be visualized by specific medical imaging procedures like ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or x-ray. o surgical anatomy: anatomic landmarks used before and after surgery ▯ Structural Organization of the Body  simplest  most complex o chemical level  atoms and molecules o cellular level  cells: smallest living structures, basic units of structure and function o tissue level  tissues: precise organizations of similar cells that perform specialized functions  epithelial tissue: coves exposed surfaces, lines body cavities  connective tissue: protects, supports, and interconnects body parts and organs  muscle tissue: produces movement  nervous tissue: conducts impulses for internal communication o organ level  organ: contains two or more tissue types working together to perform specific, complex functions; has multiple tissue types working at one goal o organ system level  related organs work together to achieve function  ex: organs of respiratory system collaborate for gas exchange on surface of lungs o organismal level  highest level, all body systems function independently in a single living human, the organism o as structural level increases in complexity, the effects of a disruption magnify ▯ Characteristics of Living Things Organization o structure and order of body Metabolism o metabolism : various chemical reactions that involve breaking down ingested nutrients, using cells’ own energy to perform a function, contracting/relaxing muscles to move body  [function] - enables body to continue acquiring the energy needed for life activities o exchange nutrients, gases, and waste with environment  Growth and Development o organisms increase size and specialization by assimilating materials from environment, becoming more complex, sophisticated  Responsiveness o sense and respond to internal and external environment  Adaptation o alter structure, physiologic process, behavioral trait to increase reproductive success long-term  Regulation o maintain a consistent internal environment called homeostasis o environment constantly changes, every organism must be able to keep a steady state  Reproduction o produce new cells for growth, maintenance, repair o produce sex cells (gametes) ▯ Introduction to Organ Systems  some organisms metabolize over surface membranes, but humans are more complex and need organ systems  there are 11 organ systems  [function of organ systems] is to maintain homeostasis  skeletal system o support and protection o site of hemopoiesis (blood cell production) o stores calcium and phosphorus o provides sites for muscle attachments o includes bones, cartilage  integumentary system o provides protection, regulates body temperature o site of cutaneous receptors o synthesizes vitamin D o prevents water loss  muscular system o produces body movement o generates heat when muscles contract  endocrine system o glands and cell clusters that secrete hormones, some regulate body and cellular growth, chemical levels in body, and reproductive functions  nervous system o regulatory; controls body movement, responds to sensory stimuli, helps control all other systems of body o responsible for consciousness, intelligence, memory  cardiovascular system o heart, blood, and blood vessels o heart moves blood through blood vessels to distribute hormones, nutrients, and gases, and pick up waste products  respiratory system o exchange of gases (oxygen, carbon dioxide) between blood and air in the lungs o lungs, bronchi, trachea, larnyx  lymphatic system o transports and filters lymph (interstitial fluid transported through lymph vessels) and initiates an immune response when necessary o tonsils, spleen, lymph nodes, lymph vessels  digestive system o mechanically and chemically digests food materials, absorbs nutrients, and expels waste products o esophagus, stomach, large intestine, small intestine  urinary system o filters the blood and removes waste products from blood o concentrates waste products in form of urine, expels urine from the body o urethra, urinary bladder, kidney  reproductive system o male  produce male sex cells (sperm) and male hormones (like testosterone), transfer sperm to female o female  produce female sex cells (oocytes) and produce female hormones, receive sperm from male, site of fertilization of oocyte, site of growth and development of embryo and fetus ▯ Anatomic Position  person stands upright, feet parallel and flat on floor, head is level, eyes forward, arms at sides with palms facing forward and thumbs pointing away from body  provides common reference for describing parts of body  all functional and directional terms refer to body in this position ▯ Sections and Planes  section implies actual cut or slice to expose internal anatomy  plane implies imaginary flat surface passing through body; 3 major o coronal plane “frontal plane” is a vertical plane that divides body into anterior(front) and posterior(back) parts o transverse plane “cross-sectional plane” “horizontal plane” cuts perpendicularly along long axis of body at origin; divides into superior(upper) and inferior(lower)  CT or Computed Tomography scans provide transverse sectional images of body o midsagittal plane “median plane” extends through body or organ vertically and divides the structure into right and left halves; only one  parallel and to the left or right is a sagittal plane that divides the structure into right and left portions that may not be equal; infinite number possible  used to show internal body parts o numerous minor oblique planes that pass through specimen at an angle ▯ Directional Terms  anterior – in front of  posterior – in back of  dorsal – back side of human body  ventral – front side of human body  superior – closer to head  inferior – closer to feet  caudal – at the rear or tail end  cranial – at the head end  rostral – toward the nose  medial – toward midline of body  lateral – away from midline of body  ipsilateral – on the same side  contralateral – on the opposite side  deep (internal) – on the inside, underneath another structure  superficial (external) – on the outside  proximal – closest to point of attachment to trunk  distal – furthest from point of attachment to trunk ▯ Regional Anatomy  human body is divided into 2 main regions o axial region includes head, neck, and trunk; forms main vertical axis of the body o appendicular region includes limbs, or appendages, that attach to body’s axis ▯ Anterior Directional Terms  cephalic – head  frontal – forehead  orbital – eye  buccal – cheek  mental – chin  nasal – nose  oral – mouth  cervical – neck  deltoid – shoulder  axillary – armpit  sternal – sternum  pectoral – chest  mammary – breast  brachial – arm  antecubital – front of elbow  antebrachial – forearm  abdominal – abdomen  coxal – hip  carpal – wrist  palmar – palm  digital – finger  femoral – thigh  patellar – kneecap  pelvic – pelvis  inguinal – groin  pubic – genitals  cural – leg  pes – foot  tarsal – ankle  dorsum of the foot – top of foot  digital - toe ▯ Posterior Directional Terms  cranial – surrounding the brain  occipital – back of head  auricular – ear  deltoid – shoulder  thoracic – back area of sternum, chest, and breast  brachial – arm  vertebral – spinal column  olecranal – elbow  abdominal – back of abdomen  lumbar – lower back  antebrachial – back of forearm  sacral – under lower back, center, between buttocks  gluteal – buttocks  manus – hand  dorsum of the hand – back of hand  femoral – thigh  perineal – genital area in back  popliteal – back of knee  sural – calf  calcaneal – heel  plantar – sole of foot ▯ Body Cavities and Membranes Axial region is subdivided into two areas: Posterior Aspect  has two enclosed cavities that are both encased in bone and thus are physically and developmentally different from the ventral cavity  “dorsal body cavity”  cranial cavity formed by the cranium and houses the brain  vertebral canal formed by the individual bones of the vertebral column and contains the spinal corn ▯ Ventral Cavity  arises from space called the coelom that forms during embryonic development  eventually splits into thoracic cavity and inferior abdominopelvic cavity with the formation of the thoracic diaphragm, a muscular partition that develops between these cavities  both cavities are lined by thin serous membranes that have two layers – parietal layer that lines internal surface of body wall, and visceral layer that covers external surface organs (viscera)  between parietal and visceral layers of serous membranes is a thin serous cavity, a potential space capable of becoming larger cavity.  serous membranes secrete liquid called serous fluid within a serous cavity that has the consistency of oil, [serves as lubricant for organs rubbing against one another] Thoracic Cavity o mediastinum is the median space in thoracic cavity containing the heart, thymus, esophagus, trachea, and major blood vessels  heart is enclosed by two-layered serous membrane called the pericardium  parietal pericardium is the outermost layer, forming sac around heart  visceral pericardium forms heart’s external surface  pericardial cavity is potential space between parietal and visceral pericardia, contains serous fluid o right and left sides contain the lungs, lined by two-layered serous membrane called the pleura  outer layer of pleura is parietal pleura, lines internal surface of thoracic wall  inner layer is visceral pleura, covers external surface of the lung  narrow, moist, potential space between layers is pleural cavity, has lubricating serous fluid Abdominopelvic Cavity o abdominal cavity : superior to line between hip bones  contains most organs of digestive system, as well as the kidneys and ureters of urinary system o pelvic cavity: inferior to line between hip bones  contains distal part of large intestine, urinary bladder and urethra, internal reproductive organs o peritoneum is a moist, two-layered serous membrane that lines the abdominopelvic cavity  parietal peritoneum is outer layer, lines internal walls of cavity  visceral peritoneum is inner layer, serous, ensheathes external surfaces of most digestive organs  peritoneal cavity has lubricating serous fluid and is between layers ▯ **Table 1.4 Body Cavities** ▯ Abdominopelvic Regions and Quadrants ▯ There are 9 abdominopelvic regions w/two transverse planes, two sagittal – arranged in three rows (superior, middle, inferior), three columns (left, middle, right)  epigastric region: superior region in middle column o contains part of liver, part of stomach, duodenum, part of pancreas, both adrenal glands  umbilical region: middle region, middle column o contains transverse colon (middle part), part of small intestine, and branches of the blood vessels to the lower limbs  hypogastric region: inferior region in middle column o part of small intestine, urinary bladder, and sigmoid colon of large intestine  right and left hypochondriac regions: superior, lateral to epigastric o right contains part of liver, gallbladder, part of right kidney o left contains part of stomach, spleen, left colic flexure of large intestine, part of left kidney  right and left lumbar regions: middle, lateral to umbilical o right: ascending colon and right colic flexure of the large intestine, superior part of cecum, part of right kidney, part of small intestine o left: descending colon, part of left kidney, part of small intestine  right and left iliac regions: inferior, lateral to hypogastric o right: inferior end of cecum, appendix, part of small intestine o left: junction of parts of colon, part of small intestine ▯ Clinical View: Medical Imagining Procedures  Radiography: x-rays; primary way of gaining noninvasive visual o shows bones, dense tissues like tumors, teeth  Sonography: ultrasound; second most used visual method o used for obstetrics, soft tissues o avoids harmful effects of x-rays, but doesn’t produce sharp image  Computed Tomography (CT): or “CAT” scan, more sophisticated x-rays, images of slices of body, sharpest image o for identifying tumors, aneurysms, kidney stones, cerebral hemorrhages, abnormalities  Digital subtraction angiography (DSA): modified 3D x-ray done before and after putting fluid through blood o used to view blood vessels, in angioplasties  Dynamic Spatial Reconstruction (DSR): o 3D image of organs o used for heart and flow through blood vessels o information about organ’s normal movement, changes in internal volume o different from CT in that it shows movement of organs  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): o visualizes soft tissues better than CT, but bone does not show up as well, makes patients claustrophobic o sees white and gray matter of nervous system o maps brain function based on oxygen levels and blood flow  Position Emission Tomography (PET): analyzes metabolic state of a tissue at the time and determines which tissues are most active o reveals damaged heart tissues, levels of brain activity, tracking cancer spreads ▯ End of Chapter questions ▯ Matching ▯ 1. cranial – toward the head ▯ 2. cytology – study of cells ▯ 3. responsiveness – detect and react to stimuli ▯ 4. inguinal region – groin ▯ 5. caudal – toward the tail ▯ 6. development – structural change in the body ▯ 7. vertebral cavity – contains the spinal cord ▯ 8. histology – study of tissues ▯ 9. mediastinum – thoracic cavity ▯ 10. systemic anatomy – study of organs of one system ▯ ▯ Multiple Choice ▯ 1. Cutting a midsagittal section through the body separates the (d) right and left halves of the body. ▯ 2. Examination of superficial anatomic markings and internal body structures as they relate to the covering skin is called (b) surface anatomy. ▯ 3. Which of the following regions corresponds to the forearm? (b) antebrachial. ▯ 4. The state of maintaining a constant internal environment is called (b) homeostasis. ▯ 5. The (c) organ level of organization is composed of two or more tissue types that work together to perform a common function. ▯ 6. Which body cavity is located inferior to the diaphragm and superior to a horizontal line drawn between the superior edges of the hip bones? (a) abdominal cavity. ▯ 7. The term used when referring to a body structure that is below, or at the lower level than, another structure is (c) inferior. ▯ 8. Which medical imaging technique uses modified x-rays to prepare three-dimensional cross-sectional “slices” of the body? (d) CT – computed technology scan. ▯ 9. The (a) patellar region is the “front” of the knee. ▯ 10. The sub-discipline of anatomy that examines structure not readily seen by the unaided eye is (b) microscopic anatomy. ▯ ▯ Content Review ▯ 1. Distinguish between cytology and histology.  Cytology is the study of cells, while histology is the study of tissues. ▯ 2. What properties are common to all living things?  metabolism, adaptation, reproduction, growth and development, organization, responsiveness, regulation ▯ 3. List the levels of organization in a human, starting at the simplest level and proceeding to the most complex. Use arrows to connect the levels.  chemical  cellular  tissue  organ  organ system  organismal ▯ 4. What are the organ systems in the human body?  integumentary, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary, reproductive, lymphatic, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, endocrine, ▯ 5. Describe the body in the anatomic position. Why is the anatomic position used?  Anatomic position has the person standing erect with feet parallel and flat on the floor, head straight and eyes forward, arms by the sides with palms facing forward. This provides a universal way of describing position of parts of the body in relation to one another and the position of the body itself. ▯ 6. Describe the difference between the directional terms superior and inferior.  Superior means above and inferior means below. ▯ 7. List the anatomic term that describes each of the following body regions: forearm, wrist, chest, armpit, thigh, and foot.  antebrachial, carpal, pectoral, axillary, femoral, pes ▯ 8. What are the two body cavities within the posterior aspect, and what does each cavity contain?  cranial cavity contains the brain; vertebral canal contains spinal cord ▯ 9. Describe the structure and the function of serous membranes in the body.  Serous membranes are two-layered (a parietal outside layer and a visceral layer covering organs inside) and have a mucus between them in a serous cavity, which is a space that can become a larger cavity. They secrete a serous fluid in the serous cavity that lubricates organs to prevent friction when they slide against one another. ▯ 10. Describe which medical imaging techniques are best suited for examining soft tissues, and which are better suited for examining harder body tissues, such as bone.  MRI, PET, CT, DSR, DSA, and Sonography, are methods used for examining soft tissues. Radiography and CT scans are better for examining dense body tissues, like bone. ▯ ▯ ▯


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