Introduction to Anatomy

Anatomy is the study of the structure of the body and the physical relationships between its constituents. The human body consists of bony skeleton and muscles. The three main parts of the body are: the head, the trunk and the limbs (extremities). Your body consists of a group of organs that form systems.

The major systems of the human body are:
• Skeletal
• Muscular
• Nervous
• Respiratory
• Cardiovascular/circulatory
• Endocrine
• Immune/lymphatic
• Digestive system: processes food with mouth, oesophagus, stomach and intestines to provide nutrients to sustain life.
• Excretory system: eliminates wastes from the body; includes the Urinary system
• Integumentary system: skin, hair, nails, with sweat and other exocrine glands
• Reproductive system: the sex organs allow the opportunity to create offspring