Outline of human anatomy

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to human anatomy:

Human anatomy – scientific study of the morphology of the adult human. It is subdivided into gross anatomy and microscopic anatomy. Gross anatomy (also called topographical anatomy, regional anatomy, or anthropotomy) is the study of anatomical structures that can be seen by unaided vision. Microscopic anatomy is the study of minute anatomical structures assisted with microscopes, and includes histology (the study of the organization of tissues), and cytology (the study of cells).

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, by Rembrandt; depicts an anatomy demonstration using a cadaver.

Essence of human anatomy[edit]

Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man (1492)
Main article: Human anatomy

Branches of human anatomy[edit]

Anatomy of the human body[edit]

Main article: Human anatomy

The following list of human anatomical structures is based on the Terminologia Anatomica, the international standard for anatomical nomenclature. While the order is standardized, the hierarchical relationships in the TA are somewhat vague, and thus are open to interpretation.


General anatomy[edit]


Bones[edit]

Front view of an adult human skeleton
Rear view of an adult human skeleton
Main articles: Skeletal system, Human skeleton and Bone

Joints[edit]


Muscles[edit]


Alimentary system[edit]


Respiratory system[edit]


Thoracic cavity[edit]

Main article: Thoracic cavity

Urinary system[edit]

Main article: Urinary system

Genital systems[edit]

Main article: Reproductive system

Abdominopelvic cavity[edit]

Main article: Abdominopelvic cavity

Endocrine glands[edit]

Main article: Endocrine system

Cardiovascular system[edit]

Main article: Cardiovascular system

Lymphoid system[edit]

Main article: Lymphatic system

Nervous system[edit]


Sense organs[edit]

Main articles: Sense and Sensory system

The integument[edit]

Main article: Integumentary system

History of human anatomy[edit]

Main article: History of anatomy

Organizations[edit]

Anatomists[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]