There are different types of methods to learn veterinary gross anatomy for anatomy learner. The best and common method that we usually follow is systemic anatomy learning method. In this systemic anatomy method you will learn the different organs system serially without going the details anatomy of the surroundings.
Hi dear new anatomy learner, welcome to this online veterinary anatomy learning platform and thank you so much for getting into this article. This is the simpale but important article to know the basic of the systemic anatomy like definition, different parts and compare with the method of other different types to learn veterinary gross anatomy.
In this specific post, I am going to provide a full guide on systemic anatomy definition, parts along with examples. I will also define the other different methods (like regional anatomy, comparative anatomy, topographic anatomy) of learning veterinary anatomy with examples. If you are new to anatomy learning then this article may help you to know the best veterinary gross anatomy learning method.
Systemic anatomy definition
Systemic anatomy is a method of study anatomy that consisting of different system of organs or apparatus (from the animal body) that are similar in origin and structure; associated in performance a specific or certain functions.
In this method, you may learn the different organs system of the animal’s body serially without going the details anatomical structure of the surroundings of these organs.
So, the important points from the definition of systemic anatomy are –
#1. Organs study from the different system of the body serially
#2. Similar origin and structure found in these organs
#3. Responsible for the specific functions of the animal body
The parts and examples of systemic anatomy are – osteology, syndesmology, myology, splanchnology, angiology, neurology, special sense organs and common integuments. You know splanchnology deals with the study of different visceral organs like the organs of digestive system, organs of respiratory system and organs from reproductive system (male and female genital).
Fine, if you want to know the details of these different parts of systemic anatomy learning then you might read this post till end.
Different methods of veterinary anatomy learning
I would like to inform you the other different methods of veterinary anatomy learning so that you could make the difference anoung these methods and choose the best one. Following are the different methods of learning veterinary anatomy for anatomy learner –
#1. Systemic anatomy learning method
#2. Topographic anatomy learning method
#3. Applied anatomy learning method
#4. Functional anatomy learning method
#5. Regional anatomy learning method
#6. Clinical anatomy learning method
#7. Radiological anatomy learning method
#8. Comparative anatomy learning method
In topographic anatomy you will learn the relative position of various parts of the animal body in accurate ways. Applied anatomy deals with the consideration of the anatomical facts in their relation to surgery, physical diagnosis and other different practical uses.
Functional anatomy deals with the correlation between the anatomical structure of different parts of animal body and their functions. Regional anatomy deals with the study of animal’s body by region or area.
Comparative anatomy learning method is another best ways to learn veterinary gross anatomy. You may consider this learning method as a branch of veterinary anatomy. Comparative anatomy is the description and comparasion of the structure of animals and forms the basis for their classification.
Different parts and examples of systemic anatomy
You know the different parts or different organs system from the animal body these are considered under the systemic anatomy learning method.
Osteology of different animals
First you might learn the osteology (that deals with the study of different bone from the animal skeleton) under this veterinary anatomy learning method. If you wish to start learning veterinary anatomy and follow this method of learning then you may go with the articles these published here in anatomy learner blog. Here you will find huge collection of images, videos and other learning resources in every single post under the osteology section (of animals; specially cattle, sheep, goat, dog, horse and birds).
Syndesmology or arthology or description of joints
Syndesmology or arthology deals with the study of different joints structure of animal body. Here in this part of anatomy you will learn the different joints name along with their bones involvements. You will also learn the details structure of a single joint from the animal body (like joints of fore limb, hind limbs, joints of vertebrae and others). I have also different articles related to joints and their structurrre here in anatomy learner.
Animal myology (description of muscles)
Myology is the study of mucsles with their anatomical description; you might learn the origin and insertion of different clinically important muscles from animal body. If you want you may read article that published here in anatomy learner – goat muscle anatomy (list of all important muscles from goat). This will provide the basic concept about the different muscles from animal body.
Splanchnology (animal splanchnology)
Under splanchnology you will learn the anatomy of different visceral organs from the different system of animal body. You will learn the organs structure from digestive system, respiratory system and reproductive system under this splanchnology parts of systemic anatomy. Let’s find the all organs structure (details guide to learn different organs from digestive system, respiratory system and reproductive system) here in anatomy learner.
Animal angiology under systemic anatomy
This is the most impornat parts and in this parts of systemic anatomy you will learn the anatomical features of different animal’s heart and the different blood vessels. You will also get the details anatomical structure of animal’s heart and vessels here in anatomy learner learning platform.
Neurology of animal
In this part of anatomy you will learn the anatomy of different organs from nervous system. This is another most important parts and you might learn every single organs or structures or nerves with great interest. You might learn the different important nerve courses that need in field practice (applied anatomy or clinical anatomy). If you have interest to learn the different organs from animal nervous system or different important nerve course then you may read related articles from anatomy learner.
Special sense organs of animals
Under this part of systemic anatomy learning method, you will learn the details anatomy of different sense organs from animal’s body (like ear, eye).
Systemic anatomy and regional anatomy
Do you want to make difference between systemic anatomy and regional anatomy? Well, you know details about systemic anatomy where the structure of a particular organs system are studied serially without studying the details anatomy of the surroundings structures. But in regional anatomy, the organization of body are studied by region or area.
I think one example might clear this concept; when you are studying the details anatomy (involvement of bones, muscles, blood vessels and nerves) from thorax region or fore limb then this might go under the regional anatomy.
Hope you got the basic idea on systemic anatomy; the best method of veterinary anatomy learning. If you are new to anatomy learning then you might start with osteology and serially complete all of the parts of systemic anatomy.
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