Anatomy is a branch of biology which focuses on the structure of the organisms and their parts. The discipline deals with the structural organisation of living entities and dates back to prehistoric time. Anatomy relates to other different disciplines including embryology, evolutionary biology, comparative anatomy and phylogeny. The discipline is divided into macroscopic and microscopic anatomy. Macroscopic anatomy, also known as gross anatomy, focuses on the examination of the animals’ body by using the unaided eyesight and includes also the branch of superficial anatomy. Instead, microscopic anatomy is the study of the tissues of various structures.
Furthermore, anatomy focuses on both vertebrate and invertebrate animals. Vertebrate anatomy includes fish anatomy, amphibian anatomy, reptile anatomy, bird anatomy, mammal anatomy and human anatomy. Instead, invertebrate anatomy includes arthropod anatomy.
The discipline dates back to the Egyptians; however, the science of anatomy, as we know it today, has been developed later. Nowadays, thanks to the technological development, anatomical research has grown quickly. As well as this, disciplines such as endocrinology have had the possibility to explain the role of different parts that were previously unknown. Finally, through the use of MRI machines and CAT scanners, researchers have started understanding various details of living and dead entities.
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