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  • Anatomy Of The Respiratory System

    The respiratory system (also referred to as the ventilator system) is a complex biological system comprised of several organs that facilitate the inhalation and exhalation of oxygen and carbon dioxide in living organisms (or, in other words, breathing). 

  • Hardin Simulation Center
    Hardin has many simulation devices available to help practice basic skills.  A list of those available can be found by clicking on this link.
  • Cyber Anatomy 3D
    This interactive software allows students to dissect and explore the human anatomy in 3D.
  • Anatquest:Anatomic Images Online
    The U.S. National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project has produced high resolution (4096 x 2048 x 24 bits) cryosectional color images of human anatomy. The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, an R&D division of the NLM, through its Communications Engineering Branch, has created a database for this image dataset as well as for 3D rendered images of anatomic objects created from cryosectional images (cross-sections or slices).
  • E-anatomy: Human anatomy, medical imaging, and illustrations
    This website allows users to see images and illustrations of various parts of the anatomy.  Several portions can be accessed for free while some others require a subscription.  Registration is also required.
  • Human Anatomy Online
    Allows the user to pick a body system and click on various parts to learn more about it.
  • The Visible Human Project®
    The Visible Human Project® is an outgrowth of the NLM's 1986 Long-Range Plan. It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies. Acquisition of transverse CT, MR and cryosection images of representative male and female cadavers has been completed. The male was sectioned at one millimeter intervals, the female at one-third of a millimeter intervals. Source: National Library of Medicince Website
  • eSkeletons
    eSkeletons allows users to select a skeleton and view various bones including morphology, insertions, and origins of these bones. There is also a PDA source available for download.  Source:University of Texas at Austin
  • Inner Body
    This free website provides labeled images of different parts of the human body including skeletal, digestive, muscular, lymphatic, endocrine, etc.
  • The Second Look Series  Icon
    The Second Look series is free a self-review and evaluation tool for learners who are about to take a histology quiz or exam. The files review the important material in a concise question style. For best use, open the file within the Power Point program and run it as a slideshow. Also available for
    the iPad (but only connective tissue comes free and preloaded).
  • ZygoteBody, formerly Google Body, is a web application by Zygote Media Group that renders manipulable 3D anatomical models of the human body.

Useful Websites for Anatomy and Physiology

Useful Websites for Anatomy and Physiology


Other Useful Resources

  • CDC
    Center for Disease Control.
  • provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not to be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
  • Health Finder
    A government web site where you will find information and tools to help you stay healthy.
  • Healthy People
    Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.
  • Lippincott's Nursing Center
    Lippincott's is the premier destination site for clinical and professional informational needs.
  • National Institute of Health
    NIH is nation’s medical research agency.
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine
    National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Web Sampler of Resources for Nursing Professionals
  • WebMD
    WebMD provides valuable health information.



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