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Gross anatomy study is a study about anatomy, whether human or animal. The anatomy learned in this study is in the macroscopic level. Thus, it is not as complicated as when we are learning anatomy in the microscopic level. So, why is it called gross? The word ‘gross’ here is what differentiates the microscopic and macroscopic level.
What is more important to learn Gross anatomy or Microscopic anatomy level?
Gross anatomy or macroscopic anatomy level or also as known as topographical anatomy is when we are learning anatomy that can be seen by only our naked eyes. We learn the anatomy part without the help of microscope. Thus, it is called gross anatomy or macroscopic anatomy level. It is because our eyes can see those parts of the anatomy and it is large enough to see though.
What about the microscopic anatomy level? Microscopic anatomy level is the anatomy that can only be learned by the help of microscope. This anatomy is not able to be seen by our eyes. One example of this microscopic level of anatomy study is histology. Histology is the study of body tissues and it obviously needs the help of microscope to observe this level of anatomy.
There are some methods used in Gross anatomy study. They are invasive and noninvasive methods. One example of the methods is dissection. In dissection method, we do the surgery towards the object of the study. After it is opened, we then study the organs. Another example is endoscopy method. When we use this method means that we use an instrument that is equipped with a camera. This instrument is inserted through the object of the study. From this way, we can learn the organs inside the animal body without undergoing surgery. This method is commonly used by scientist, but when using this method the equipment used is rather expensive. It is a high technology equipment used to know the inner part of an animal body.
So, what is more important? Both Gross anatomy and microscopic anatomy level are very much important. Besides knowing the small parts it is also worth it to learn the bigger organs. Gross anatomy and microscopic anatomy level are worth it to learn.
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