Anatomy & Physiology Links


Below are links to animations, tutorials, articles, professional journals, biomedical research, and other physiology information.  Let me know if a link is not working or if you have a helpful website you would like to add.

General
    1. 
Medline Plus Health tutorials
    2. 
Get Body Smart
    3. 
Animations and tutorials for 1st semester topics
    4. 
Animations and tutorials for 2nd semester topics
    5. 
American Cancer Society
    6. 
American Heart Association
   7. 
American Diabetes Association
   8. 
Surgical Procedure Videos
   9.
Genes and Disease
  10.
Web Anatomy (self quizzes)
   11.
Orientation and Directional Terms
   12. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
   13. John Hopkins University Health Medicine Research
   14. Anatomy Guide for Nursing Students

Live Surgical Procedures
OR-Live - view live webcasts of surgical procedures and email questions to real doctors during the procedure

Articles (will be updated periodically)

   
1.  Teens, Tans, and Truth (Newsweek 2008)
    2. 
The Fake Bake Debate (Newsweek 2008)
    3. 
A Dose of Vanity Prescribed for Tanning Addicts
    4.  Unmasking Skin (National Geographic (2002)  ARTICLE QUESTIONS
   
5.  Toxic Strength (steroid abuse among high school students)
    6. 
Massachusetts campaign against obesity (Boston Globe, 1/8/2009)VIDEO

Professional Journals and Databases
    1. 
PubMed (compilation of studies from many professional journals)
    2. 
BioMed Central (peer reviewed research articles from over 290 journals)
   3. 
Gale Health Reference Database
   4. 
Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center
   5. 
Gale Science in Context
   6. 
Britannica ImageQuest

Integumentary
    1. 
Layers of skin diagram (WebAnatomy.com)
    2. 
Skin (interactive)
    3.  Skin sensory receptors
    4.  Skin and thermoregulation
    5.  Skin color evolution
    6.  How Botox works (howstuffworks.com)
    7.  Skin Diseases and Treatments (AAD)
    8.  Skin Cancer Videos
    9.  Sensory receptors of the skin
    10.  Sweating and Body Odor (Mayo Clinic)

Skeletal
    1. 
Skeleton self quizzes (general) (WebAnatomy.com))
    2. 
Appendicular Skeleton (tutorial)
    3. 
Axial Skeleton (tutorial)
    4. 
Vertebral Column (tutorial)
    5. 
Interactive tutorials and quizzes (all of skeleton)
    6. 
Bone Growth and Remodeling
    7. 
Hip and Knee Replacement Animations (webMD)
    8.
Sports Related Injuries -  Don't know the difference between a sprain and a strain?
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    9.
Classification of Joints
   10. Virtual Hip Resurfacing
   11. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
   12. Bone Physiology
   13. Study bones of the skeleton
   14. Basic structure of bone and cartilage
   15. Intramembranous and Endochondral Ossification Tutorial

Muscular
    1. 
Muscles - anterior and posterior quizzes (labeling))
    2. 
Muscles - posterior view (labeling)
    3. 
Sliding filament theory of muscular contraction #1
    4. 
Sliding filament theory of muscle contraction #2
    5. 
Sliding filament theory of muscle contraction (cellular and molecular mechanisms)
    6. 
General overview of muscle contraction (less detailed)
    7. 
Sarcomere shortening
    8. 
How Skeletal Muscles Work (howstuffworks.com)

Nervous and Special Senses
    1. 
Nervous system overview (University of Bristol Medical Research Center)
    2. 
Action Potential tutorial
    3. 
Interactive tutorial of neurons and action potential
    4. 
Interactive tutorial of synaptic transmission
    5. 
Chemical Synapse Animation
    6. 
Physiology at the synapse
    7. 
Brain tutorial
    8. 
Neuron anatomy (labeling quiz)
    9. 
Brain anatomy (labeling quiz)
    10. 
Drugs and neurotransmitters
   11.
Effects of alcohol on neurotransmission
   12.
Eye anatomy (labeling quiz)
   13.
Complete eye tutorial (very detailed)
   14. How Neurotransmission Works
   15. How does cocaine alter neurotransmission?
   16. Mouse Party  (similar to #9, but simplified)
   17. Anatomy of the Ear
   18. Sound Transduction
   19. Effect of Sound Waves on Cochlear Structures
   20. Inner ear maculae (orientation)
   21. Gustatory (taste) animation
   22. Olfactory (smell) animation
   23. Molecular Animation of the Fight or Flight response
   24. The Brain From Top to Bottom
   25. Crossing the Divide (How Neurons Talk to Each Other)
   26. The Nerve Signaling Game (Nobel.org)
   27. Glial cells

Endocrine
    1. 
Mechanism of Steriod hormone action
    2.  Mechanism of Amino acid based hormomes (ex. epinephrine)
    3. 
Overivew of hormone action
    4. 
Regulation of blood glucose (blood sugar)
    5. 
Diabetes tutorial (American Diabetes Association Link for Life)

Cardiovascular
    1. 
Heart Anatomy
    2. 
Heart Anatomy Review
    3. 
Heart Anatomy self-quiz (internal)
    4. 
Path of blood through the heart (self-quiz)
    5. 
Animations of cardiovascular diseases and procedures (AHA)
    6. 
Red blood cells
    7. 
White blood cells
    8. 
Hemostasis (blood clotting)
    9. 
Blood Types
   10.
Blood Typing Game (Nobel Prize website)
   11. How Statin Drugs Work (howstuffworks.com)
   12. Cholesterol Levels (howstuffworks.com)
   13.
How your Heart Works (howstuffworks.com)
   14.
Heart Health Topics (from Texas Heart Institute)
   15.
Get Body Smart (the Heart)

Respiratory System
    1. 
Functional Anatomy of the Lungs
    2.  How Your Lungs Work (howstuffworks.com)
    3. 
Respiratory Basics
    4.  Changes in partial pressures of oxygen and carbon dioxide
     

Digestive and Nutrition

    1. 
Digestive System organs (labeling)
    2. 
How Digestion Works(howstuffworks.com)
    3. 
Three Phases of Gastric Secretion
    4. 
Nutrition and Digestion Tutorial
    5. 
Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Sourcee
    6. 
Research Study Types (HSPH)
    7. 
Nutrition Data (Nutrition database)
    8. 
How the Body Uses Fat (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
    9. 
Micronutrient Information Center (Linus Pauling Institute)
   10.
USDA Nutrient Database
   11. Glycemic Index Database
   12. Glycemic Index and glycemic load (Linus Pauling Institute)
   13.
Estimating Serving Sizes (Wichita State)
   14.
American Dietetic Association Nutrition Fact Sheets
   15. Digestion Tutorial
   16. Make your own nutrition label
   17. Lipoprotein tutorial
   18. Cholesterol Video
   19. Leptin and Obesity (Nova video)
   20. Digestion animation (McGraw Hill)

Immune System

    1. 
Immune System Overview
    2. 
Humoral Immune Response Tutorial
    3. 
Cell Mediated Immune Response Tutorial
    4.  Several Immune System Animations
    5. 
How Your Immune System Works (howstuffworks.com)
    6. 
1918 Influenza (Nova)
    7. 
H1N1 Tutorial

Urinary System
    1. 
Kidney structure
    2. 
Kidney vascular system
    3. 
The Juxtaglomerular Apparatus
    4. 
Micturition Reflex
    5. 
How your Kidneys Work (howstuffworks.com)
    6. 
How Hemodialysis Works (kidney patient guide)
    7. 
How Peritoneal Dialysis Works (kidney patient guide)
    8. 
Kidney Tutorial (Biologymad)
    9. 
How Kidney Stones form (howstuffworks.com)

Reproductive System
    1. 
Life's Greatest Miracle (PBS)
    2. 
Events of Uterine and Ovarian Cycles
    3. 
Menstrual cycle
    4. 
Female Reproductive Anatomy Quiz (front)
    5. 
Female Reproductive  Anatomy Quiz (side view)
    6.  Male Reproductive Anatomy Quiz

Fetal Pig
    1. 
Virtual Pig Dissection

Citation References
    1. 
AMA style (for medical journals and biological sciences)