Bone structure” and “skeletal system” redirect here. For skeletal systems of other animals, see Skeleton. For for the scientific study of bones, see Osteology. The human skeleton performs six major functions; support,... Read more »

Types of Joints – Human Anatomy

    Types of Joints Cartilaginous Cartilaginous (synchondroses and symphyses): These joints occur where the connection between the articulating bones is made up of cartilage for example between vertebrae in the spine.... Read more »


Sense Organs You’ve probably heard about the five senses. What exactly are these fives senses? How do these senses work? What are sense organs? Where are these sense organs located? How do they... Read more »


Overview of the Nervous System The Nervous System has three specific functions: Sensory Input – Sensory receptors present in the skin and organs respond to external & internal stimuli by generating nerve... Read more »


 Development  Triangles  Fascial boundries  Neck spaces  Cervical lymphatics  Muscles  Major vessels  Nerves Development  The skin of the neck is derived from cervical dermatomes... Read more »


CONTINUE READING BELOW The stomach is a muscular organ located on the left side of the upper abdomen. The stomach receives food from the esophagus. As food reaches the end of the... Read more »


Anatomical Terminology: Useful & Important Tools Anatomical terms may not sound like particularly important things, but think about how difficult it would be for a nurse to explain to a doctor where... Read more »

Urinary System

Anatomy of the Urinary System Click Image to Enlarge How do the kidneys and urinary system work? The body takes nutrients from food and converts them to energy. After the body has... Read more »


The eye is protected from mechanical injury by being enclosed in a socket, or orbit, which is made up of portions of several of the bones of the skull to form a... Read more »


Picture of the Brain Human Anatomy By Matthew Hoffman, MD © 2014 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved. PREV NEXT CONTINUE READING BELOW The brain is one of the largest and most complex... Read more »