Parsons, Thomas S. Ramsay Wright Zoological Laboratories, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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The detailed study of the morphology of a part or region of the body of an animal. The study of regional anatomy is most commonly applied to regional human anatomy (see illustration). This is in contrast, but supplementary, to the study of organ systems, such as the cardiovascular system, where all the structures pertaining to the system are studied in their continuity. To obtain the maximum information about the anatomy of an animal, both methods are used, as well as histological, embryological, and functional studies. See also: Cardiovascular system; Embryology; Histology
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