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INTRODUCTION. Definitions.-If the body of any animal be dissected, it will be found to be composed of organs, such as the heart, stomach, lungs, brain, etc.; these organs again, upon a closer examination, will be found to be composed of simpler structures, known as tissues; e. g., epithelial, connective, muscular, and nervous. A description of the several organs which make up the body of any animal, their external form, their internal arrangement, their relations to each other, constitutes the science of ANIMAL ANATOMY. This may naturally be divided into1. Comparative Anatomy, the object of which is a comparison of the
structures of two or more animals, with a view of determining their
points of resemblance or dissimilarity. 2. Special Anatomy, the object of which is the investigation of the
construction, form, and arrangement of the organs and tissues of any individual animal. The study of the tissues, their properties, and minute structure constitutes that branch of anatomy known as His
Human Anatomy is that department of anatomical science which has for its object the investigation of the construction of the human body.
Animal Physiology is a study of the vital phenomena exhibited by the organs and tissues of which the body of any animal is composed. This may be divided into1. Comparative Physiology, the province of which is a comparison of the vital phenomena exhibited by the various structures of two or more
Pons Varolii, .
Sympathetic Nervous System,
Generative Organs of the Female, .
Development of the Embryo, . .
METRIC SYSTEM TO APPROXIMATE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
OF THE U. S., INDEX,