What is topographic anatomy?

  • (noun): The study of anatomy based on regions or divisions of the body and emphasizing the relations between various structures (muscles and nerves and arteries etc.) in that region.
    Synonyms: regional anatomy, topology

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Science And Inventions Of Leonardo Da Vinci - Natural Science - Human Anatomy - Topographic Anatomy
... Leonardo began the formal study of the topographical anatomy of the human body when apprenticed to Andrea del Verrocchio ... to have plaster casts of parts of the human anatomy available for students to study and draw ... then his understanding of topographical anatomy had surpassed that of his master at an early age as can be seen by a comparison of the arms of Christ with those of John the Baptist in the same painting ...

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