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  • Anatomy and Physiology Power Point Presentations at Oklahoma
    5 star rating Animated slides regarding the urinary system, the autonomic nervous system, the respiratory physiology, etc. Oklahoma City College.
  • Gross Anatomy Laboratories and Lectures at Michigan
    5 star rating Coursework that includes anatomy crossword puzzles, labeled images, body structure tables, developmental anatomy animations, clinical cases, dissection videos, and medical student peer presentations. The University of Michigan Medical School.
  • Human Anatomy at SUNY
    5 star rating A human anatomy dissection manual with detailed anatomical description and illustrations. Steps of the dissection are illustrated with important structures identified and processes such as the reflection of muscles shown with a sequence of images. SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
  • NetAnatomy
    5 star rating Provides a review of anatomy that supports those beginning a clinical rotation, or preparing for USMLE.
  • WebAnatomy at Minnesota
    5 star rating Provides human anatomy interactive questions and answers based on users' pick list identification of structures in schematics. This comprehensive anatomy review is categorized by organs and body systems. University of Minnesota.
  • 3-D Anatomical Slides powered by eMedTool
    4 star rating Customizable 3-D anatomical slides.
  • Anatomy and Physiology Tutorials at Gateway
    4 star rating Interactive anatomic structure identification tutorials cover the skull, vertebrae, heart, muscles, brain, cranial nerves, histology, hand, and thyroid. GateWay Community College.
  • Anatomy for Medical Students at Memorial University
    4 star rating Labeled cadaver images used for lectures and demonstrations for first year medical students. Shakti Chandra, Associate Professor of Anatomy, Memorial University, St. John's, NF.
  • Cross Sectional Anatomy Images at Loyola
    4 star rating A clickable human schematic with labeled cross-sectional images, CTs, and MRIs.
  • Cyberanatomy Tutorials at Newcastle
    4 star rating Multimedia tutorials on human anatomy topics prepared by medical students at the Anatomy & Clinical Skills Centre at Newcastle University Medical School.
  • Digital Anatomist at Washington
    4 star rating An online textbook that presents clickable CT/MRI data and computer animations of the brainstem, thoracic viscera, and brain anatomy. Offers interactive test questions.
  • Flash Card Exchange - Anatomy
    4 star rating Reviews of clinical topics with "clickable" questions and answers. The "flashcards" are posted by worldwide medical students as study tools.
  • Get Body Smart Anatomy Animations
    4 star rating An online examination of Human Anatomy and Physiology Users visually learn about the Human Body Using interactive "Flash" animations.
  • Human Anatomy Learning at Dartmouth
    4 star rating Videos, text, and schematics that focus on the needs of first-time students of human anatomy. Anatomy Department of Dartmouth Medical School and Academic Computing at Dartmouth College.
  • 3D Anatomical Pictures
    3 star rating REG Body scans and schematics that can be rotated and layers removed to expose underlying structures. The project includes radiology views including MRI images, biomechanics diagrams, and quizzes. Primal Pictures Ltd. Free registration.
  • The Visible Human Project
    3 star rating A three-dimensional, computer-generated recreation of a human body made of thousands of digitized images of a cadaver. Contains the Visible Human Female and Male. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  • WWW Atlas of Human Cross Sections
    3 star rating An atlas of labeled sections of the human body from the Visible Human Project. The pictures are accompanied by corresponding CT/MR-images. Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
  • The Atlas of the Human Body
    2 star rating Schematics of human body systems directed to a consumer audience. American Medical Association and
  • Anatomy and Physiology Coursework at Cayuga
    1 star rating Text and images of an introductory course in human anatomy and physiology. Covers the cardiac, respiratory, and lymphatic systems. Cayuga Community College.
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Readings
    1 star rating Student level online text notes that accompany a printed textbook. The McGraw-Hill Companies .
  • MUSC Anatomy Lectures
    1 star rating Organ system categorized lessons. The Medical University of South Carolina.


  • Instant Anatomy
    5 star rating Labeled schematics, excerpted from a published text, that demonstrate the anatomic relationships of organs, nerves, bone, arteries, veins, and muscle. The resource is intended to facilitate rapid review of concepts for board review candidates. Whitaker and Borley and Blackwell Science Ltd. .
  • Miniatlas of Human Cross-Sectional Anatomy
    5 star rating A well-developed online document that reviews basic knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy, from head to toe, with cadavder images and extensive text descriptions.
  • Dream Anatomy
    4 star rating Drawn mainly from the collections of the National Library of Medicine, Dream Anatomy shows off the anatomical imagination in some of its most astonishing incarnations, from 1500 to the present.
  • Hole's Human Anatomy and Physiology On Line Learning Center
    4 star rating A "study partner", case studies, course tools, lab exercises, and animations. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
  • Illustrated Encyclopedia of Anatomic Variation
    4 star rating A comprehensive, well illustrated textbook that describes of anatomic variations of structures of human body systems. The resource is enhanced by historical images and anecdotes. Originally published in January 1996 and revised May 2000. Authored by Ronald A. Bergman, PhD et al and provided online by the University of Iowa's Virtual Hospital. .
  • MedCharts Anatomy
    4 star rating Comprehensive notes and tabular data on structures with information on branches, innervations, structures, spaces, description, and boundaries. University of Michigan .
  • Anatomy & Physiology
    3 star rating A companion website to a textbook. The web resources offer basic anatomical and physiological facts, quizzes, topic reviews, links, case studies, and clinical applications. The McGraw-Hill Companies.
  • On the Fabric of the Human Body
    3 star rating Online, full-text access to an illustrated Renaissance anatomical atlas written between 1543-1555 by Andreas Vesalius.
  • Wikipedia Medical Encyclopedia - Anatomy
    3 star rating A collection of medical subject reviews and topic-oriented articles. The contributions are edited and reviewed by Internet users.
  • Basic Human Anatomy Course of the US Army
    1 star rating An overview of human anatomy, with chapters devoted to individual body systems, developed by the Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, Texas for a correspondence course of the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School. PDF format documents. Updated 5 Jun 2001.
  • Core Concepts in Anatomy Clinical Sidelights
    1 star rating Notes on structures of the body of practical importance in the clinical care of patients. The notes are an online supplement to a textbook of anatomy. Jack T. Stern.

Major Sites / Home Pages

Images, Path./Clinical

Images, X-Ray

  • The Anatomy Lesson at Georgetown
    4 star rating Regional anatomy lessons that includes high resolution labeled images and schematics accompanied by detailed descriptive notes. . Wesley Norman, PhD, Georgetown University.


Educational Materials

Abdomen    Ankle    Brain    Central Nervous System    Dermatologic    Elbow    Foot    Gastrointestinal Tract    Hand    Head    Head and Neck    Hip    Knee    Lower Extremities    Musculoskeletal System    Nervous System    Pancreas    Pelvis    Skeletal System    Spine    Thorax    Upper Extremities
  • The Virtual Anatomy Lab of
    4 star rating REG 3D models of the anatomy of the human body that allows users to rotate, zoom, and move joints or organs to visualize structures as they were in the user's hand. VenturaDesigns. Fee registration.
  • A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy
    1 star rating REG A web-enabled version of an award winning anatomical database which allows users to point, click, and identify more than 20,000 detailed anatomical structures. Fee registration. Subscription fee. Free trial.
  • Interactive Anatomy Drill and Practice at Wiley
    1 star rating Users drag labels to structures. Immediate feedback is given. This resource is an online supplement to a Wiley Publishers Anatomy Textbook.



  • SCOI Ankle Joint Anatomy
    1 star rating Labeled schematics demonstrate how the ankle is made up of the true ankle joint for up and down motion and the subtalar joint which allows side to side motion of the foot. Southern California Orthopedic Institute. .


Central Nervous System

  • Central Nervous System Anatomy Atlas at Sombra
    4 star rating Cadaver photos that introduce the structures and organization of the CNS. Anatomy Institute of Severino Sombra University.
  • Neuroanatomy Atlas at SUNY
    3 star rating The resource focuses on structure recognition in brain and CNS images. Structure names in a side panel are selected by the user. The program identifies the structure in the images. SUNY Downstate Medical Center.


  • Dermatology Anatomy
    1 star rating Electron microscopy images of skin structure including the epidermis and dermis. Mie University, Japan .



Gastrointestinal Tract


  • Hand Anatomy Home Page
    3 star rating Hypertext description of muscles, bones, vessels, nerves, etc. Includes links to relevant xrays and anatomic variations. Eaton's Hand Surgery Links.
  • SCOI Hand Anatomy
    1 star rating Labeled schematics demonstrate how the hand is composed of many small bones called carpals, metacarpals and phalanges. Southern California Orthopedic Institute.


Head and Neck

  • Head and Neck Muscle Charts
    1 star rating Clickable schematic presents innervation, insertion, action, and blood supply text. Integrates labeled radiology anatomy links.
  • Neck Fascia Basic Anatomy Tutorials
    1 star rating Schematics annotated with text that present the fascial divisions and triangles of the neck.
  • TMJ Anatomy
    1 star rating Schematics of structures with a discussion of muscle function and pathologies.


  • SCOI Hip Anatomy
    1 star rating Labeled schematics demonstrate this ball-and-socket joint, the head of the femur, and the acetabulum of the pelvic bone. Southern California Orthopedic Institute.


  • Anatomy of the Knee
    3 star rating Annotated images cover the femur, patella, tibia,and medialcondyles. Virtual Hospital of the University of Iowa.
  • Knee Interactive Images at UPenn
    2 star rating Interactive Visible Human axial and MR sagittal images at UPenn.
  • Knee Dissection Images at Texas
    1 star rating Dissection images with cross sectional views. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
  • SCOI Knee Anatomy
    1 star rating Labeled schematics demonstrate how the bones of the knee, the femur and the tibia, meet to form a hinge joint. Southern California Orthopedic Institute.

Lower Extremities

Musculoskeletal System

  • Anatomy of Joints at Ithaca College
    4 star rating An interactive dissection of the human body that offers labeled cadaver photographs. Physical Therapy Students at Ithaca College, New York.
  • Master Muscle List
    3 star rating An A to Z quick reference regarding the origin, insertion, nerve supply, and action of a given muscle. Loyola University.
  • Muscle Charts of the Human Body
    2 star rating Clickable schematics with text descriptions of muscle innervation, insertion, action, and blood supply. Integrates labeled radiology anatomy links.
  • Muscles in Action at Michigan
    2 star rating Presents an alphabetic list of muscles and their actions in the human body. Includes movies, images and text descriptions. University of Michigan Learning Resource Center.
  • Musculoskeletal Atlas at Washington
    2 star rating Links for schematics of muscles, joints, and tendons. HealthLink of the University of Washington .
  • SCOI Shoulder Anatomy
    1 star rating Labeled schematics demonstrate the bones of the shoulder- the humerus and the scapula, the glenohumeral cavity and muscle attachments and relationships. Southern California Orthopedic Institute. Southern California Orthopedic Institute.

Nervous System

  • "Nervous System" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures from medical schools, medical societies, etc. collected by the Google search service.
  • Atlases of the Brain at Utah
    5 star rating Anatomic structure images, radiographs, and pathologic specimens with definitions and descriptive text. Users can identify structures on sectioned images of the brain, brain stem, and spinal cord. Immediate feedback is offered. University of Utah's Knowledge Weavers Project. Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine.
  • Facial Muscles "Flash Animation" at Utah
    5 star rating Demonstrates normal and pathologic pathways that control voluntary control of facial muscles. Strokes, palsies, and tumors effect on facial appearance is are modeled. Produced by the University of Utah's Knowledge Weavers Project and sponsored by the National Library of Medicine.
  • Hyperbrain Neuroanatomy Syllabus at Utah
    5 star rating Annotated microscopic and gross anatomy photographs of the brain and spinal cord.
  • Neurologic Pathways Quizzes at Utah
    5 star rating Users identify structures in a schematic of the brain, spinal cord, and tissues. Immediate feedback and corrections are offered. University of Utah's Knowledge Weavers Project. Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine.
  • Neuroscience Tutorial at Washington
    5 star rating An illustrated guide to the essential basics of clinical neuroscience created in conjunction with the first-year course for medical students. The Washington University School of Medicine.
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the ANS at UHSCOM
    4 star rating Text and labeled schematics present the anatomical and physiological characteristics of the autonomic nervous system. The University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Brain Atlas Images at Arkansas
    4 star rating Anatomic structure images. University of Arkansas
  • Global Spinal Cord Anatomy Review
    4 star rating Text, interactive diagrams, and practice questions cover the dorsal column system, the anterolateral system, the dorsal spinocerebellar tract, etc. University of Wisconsin Medical School.
  • Mind Brain & Behavior Course at Massachusetts
    4 star rating Coursework that presents the fundamentals of how the structure and function of the nervous system generate reflex, cognitive, and emotional behaviors. We emphasize knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that form a basis for clinically competent patient care both now and in the foreseeable future. University of Massachusetts Medical School.
  • Neuroanatomy Atlas at Downstate
    4 star rating An interactive study reference for neuroanatomy. This web project, directed to medical students, prompts users to identify organs on cadaver images. Users mouseclick structures and view their names. Users can also select names and view the corresponding structures. SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
  • Neuroanatomy Lab Review at Temple
    4 star rating A review of neurologic functional anatomy modified from their Neuroanatomy Laboratory Assistant CD-ROM program. Temple University School of Medicine.
  • Brain Atlas at Washington
    2 star rating 2-D and 3-D views of the brain from cadaver sections, MRI scans, and computer reconstructions.
  • Cranial Nerve Menu at Yale
    1 star rating Image and schematic enhanced pages with descriptive notes. Yale School of Medicine.



  • Pelvis and Perineum Anatomy Teaching Module at Iowa
    3 star rating Multimedia module on the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum. Radiographs, MRI and CT scans highlight osseous, ligamentous and muscular structures. Accompanying text describes the function. Virtual Hospital at Iowa. Virtual Hospital University of Iowa.

Skeletal System


  • Anatomy of the Vertebral Column
    4 star rating An elearning course which describes the anatomy and relations of the vertebral column and spinal cord. Length is approximately 30 minutes. Requires Flash 5 and Audio for voice overs.
  • CyberAnatomy Tutorials: Thorax and Spine
    4 star rating Labeled cadaver images and videos cover clinical aspects of anatomy.
  • SCOI Spine Anatomy
    1 star rating Labeled schematics demonstrate the body of the vertebra, the fibrous discs which separate each of the vertebrae and the lamina that covers the spinal canal. Southern California Orthopedic Institute.
  • Spinal Cord at Encyclopedia Britannica
    1 star rating REG Detailed labeled images, and in-depth articles, that describe the body's major structures. Fee registration.
  • Vertebral Column at Encyclopedia Britannica
    1 star rating REG Detailed labeled images, and in-depth articles, that describe the body's major structures. Fee registration.



Upper Extremities


  • Anatomy Mail List
    2 star rating A United Kingdom-based email discussion list that encourages informal discussion of topical educational issues relating to anatomy in particular, and medicine in general. It will also provide up to date information about conferences, courses and appointments as well as providing a forum for scholarly disscussion of research issues.

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