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Anatomy of the Neck by Leonardo da Vinci, 1515

Topics dealing with anatomy, the structure of living things


  • Auditory system - the system in animals that detects and interprets auditory signals
  • Biological tissues - cellular organization intermediate between cells and a complete organism
  • Body regions - the study of the human body by broad regions, such as head or chest, as opposed to body systems
  • Cardiovascular system - the system that distributes blood throughout the human body
  • Circulatory system - the system that takes nutrients and other objects to and from cells to maintain homeostasis, includes both the cardiovascular system and the lymphatic system
  • Digestive system - the system that processes food and extracts nutrients
  • Embryonic structures - the anatomical parts of an organism in the early phases of its development
  • Endocrine system - the system of glands which excretes hormones directly into the bloodstream to regulate the body
  • Fluids and secretions - liquid substances produced by living organisms to fulfill functions or excrete waste
  • Human anatomy - the study of the form of the human body
  • Immune system - the system which protects the body against diseases by identifying and destroying pathogens
  • Integumentary system - the organ system that protects the body from damage, namely the skin and its appendages
  • Musculoskeletal system - the organ system that provides stability, support, form and movement to the body
  • Nervous system - the organ system containing a network of cells that sends communication throughout the body
  • Respiratory system - the system which introduces respiratory gases to the organism and performs gas exchange
  • Sense organs - organs that are part of the nervous system and that contain sensory receptors, such as those for vision and hearing
  • Stomatognathic system - the system consisting of the mouth, jaw and associated structures
  • Urogenital system - also known as the genitourinary system, the organ system of the urinary system and the reproductive organs