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What's Blood Got To Do With It? Blood Vessel Basics

We all know that blood is important. It’s not just the favorite food of vampires and mosquitoes—it’s a core element of keeping human bodies alive and ...
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Neuromuscular Interactions: How to Move a Muscle

One of the first things we learn about the brain is that it’s in charge of the rest of the body. It not only allows us to imagine rainbow unicorns ...
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Word Games: Fun With Anatomy Etymology

Have you ever stared into the depths of your A&P textbook and wondered who named all that stuff? There is a dizzying array of anatomical structures, ...
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You've Got Some Nerve(s): Exploring the Spinal Nerves

At about 45 cm long, the human spinal cord is an information superhighway that connects the brain to the rest of the body. That may seem tiny ...
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Does Tryptophan Make Me Sleepy? A Look at an Amino Acid with a Bad Rap.

If you've ever been to Thanksgiving dinner at anyone's house ever, you've probably heard something along these lines: "I'm so tired because I ate too ...
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Biggest Challenges Facing Anatomy Teachers in 2018

Over the past year we asked hundreds of anatomy instructors this question: “What are the biggest challenges facing you and your students?” Last week, ...
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Anatomy and Physiology of the Lower Respiratory System

We breathe anywhere from 17,000 to 24,000 times a day (or more!), and most of the time we don't even think about it. We can focus on the more ...
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From the Instructor Hive Mind: Top 10 Study Tips for Acing A&P

It’s nearing the end of February, which means midterms are coming up fast and it’s officially too late to use the “I’m still in holiday-mode” excuse. ...
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A Lot on Our Minds Part 2: Digging Deeper

A little while ago, we virtually dissected the outer structures of the brain using Human Anatomy Atlas. Need a review? Go back and read (or watch) it ...
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Five Amazing Views in Augmented Reality: Kidney and Urinary Anatomy in AR

If you want to understand what an anatomical structure does, you need to know more than just its location. You also need to comprehend its layers and ...
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