This volume introduces students and researchers to the fundamentals of anatomy using easy-to-understand language, to provide a solid background, and help readers develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of this important and evolving subject.
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Anatomy is the branch of biology that studies the physical structure of organisms and their parts. An ancient art, anatomy has developed greatly through the years, with more recent innovations such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound technology advancing scientists and medical professionals' understanding of the basic structure of humans and other animals.
This edition includes 172 entries arranged in A to Z order to help make finding a topic of interest easy. Entries related to basic principles and concepts include Fields of Study related to the topic; an Abstract that provides a brief, concrete summary of the topic; Key Concepts important to a proper understanding of the topic; a detailed Essay that gives an explanation of the background and significance; and Further Reading lists that relate to each entry.
Entries in Principles of Anatomy range from one to five pages in length. Topics discussed include:
- Gross Anatomy
- Animal Tissues
- Vertebrate Anatomy
- Invertebrate Anatomy
- Advances in Anatomical Technology
- Clinical Anatomy
- Reproductive Health
- Ethics of Anatomical Study
This volume also includes several helpful appendixes, including:
- A Glossary that defines all the key specialized terms used throughout the book
- A comprehensive General Bibliography and list of Further Reading, comprising all the works that the authors drew upon in writing their articles as well as subjects for further study
- A Subject Index, that offers multiple points of entry for the reader
With over 170 essays, this new volume will give readers an overview of bodily structures, the building blocks of life, and major concepts and contemporary issues surrounding the study of anatomy. A must for STEM students at the high school and undergraduate levels.