Human body , the physical substance of the human organism, composed of living cells and extracellular materials and organized into tissues , organs , and systems.

Human anatomy and physiology are treated in many different articles. For detailed discussions of specific tissues, organs, and systems, see human blood ; cardiovascular system ; digestive system, human ; endocrine system, human ; renal system ; skin ; human muscle system ; nervous system ; reproductive system, human ; respiration, human ; sensory reception, human ; skeletal system, human . For a description of how the body develops, from conception through old age , see aging ; growth ; prenatal development ; human development .

For detailed coverage of the body’s biochemical constituents , see protein ; carbohydrate ; lipid ; nucleic acid ; vitamin ; and hormone . For information on the structure and function of the cells that constitute the body, see cell .

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 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.

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.

Human body , the physical substance of the human organism, composed of living cells and extracellular materials and organized into tissues , organs , and systems.

Human anatomy and physiology are treated in many different articles. For detailed discussions of specific tissues, organs, and systems, see human blood ; cardiovascular system ; digestive system, human ; endocrine system, human ; renal system ; skin ; human muscle system ; nervous system ; reproductive system, human ; respiration, human ; sensory reception, human ; skeletal system, human . For a description of how the body develops, from conception through old age , see aging ; growth ; prenatal development ; human development .

For detailed coverage of the body’s biochemical constituents , see protein ; carbohydrate ; lipid ; nucleic acid ; vitamin ; and hormone . For information on the structure and function of the cells that constitute the body, see cell .

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