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)

Branches of human anatomy[edit]

Anatomy of the human body[edit]

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]


Front view of an adult human skeleton
Rear view of an adult human skeleton



Alimentary system[edit]

Human gastrointestinal tract

Respiratory system[edit]

Thoracic cavity[edit]

Thoracic cavity

The thoracic cavity is the chamber of the body of vertebrates that is protected by the thoracic wall. The central compartment of the thoracic cavity is the mediastinum.

Urinary system[edit]

Urinary system

Genital systems[edit]

Reproductive system

Abdominopelvic cavity[edit]

Abdominopelvic cavity

Endocrine glands[edit]

Endocrine system

Cardiovascular system[edit]

Cardiovascular system

Lymphoid system[edit]

Lymphatic system

Nervous system[edit]

Human nervous system

Sense organs[edit]

The integument[edit]

Integumentary system

History of human anatomy[edit]



See also[edit]

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