Anatomy

Collection of anatomy resources

curated by Benetech

Resources 21

  • Shirtless muscular man flexing his bicep. Caption: When the muscle fibers fire and contract,

    Investigates the major body systems that are important during physical activity: the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems. Examines each of these systems, their parts, their functions, and how they work. Also, explores the contribution and interaction of the systems when we exercise and while we are rest.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Illustration of a vein blocked by a fatty substance. Caption: then what happens in a stroke or heart attack.

    The heart is a pump, moving blood throughout the body via arteries and veins. Uses graphics to clarify the circulatory system and its functions. Notes the effects of exercise, nutrition, smoking, and infections on this system, and briefly illustrates coagulation, nosebleeds, and vaccinations.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Eyeball

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    Braille labelled sketch of an eye with the pupil, lens, iris, cornea, optic nerve, shows how an image is inverted at the back of the retina.

    Braille labelled diagram showing the parts of an eye.

    (Source: APH)

  • Illustration of the human digestive system. Caption: Then the remains of the food, which is now pretty much waste,

    The human body needs to take in food and water found in the environment, and through a sequence of mechanical and chemical processes, it converts that food into nutrients that sustain all the body's activities. The digestive tract alone has nine major organs devoted to this process, and the renal tract has three. Join Dr. Mark Reisman as he provides you with a look at the anatomy and physiology of the many organs and structures of digestion. Lastly, explores the properties of metabolism and nutrition.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Foot Bone Diagram

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    Diagram showing the five major bone segment groups of a human foot. From toe to heel: toe bones, metatarsus, midfoot, ankle, and heel bone.

    Diagram showing the bones in a human foot. Design modalities for the image include braille with and without labels, print with and without labels in greyscale, color, and texture.

    (Source: Benetech)

  • Hand Bone Diagram

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    Diagram showing the five major bone segment groups of a human hand. From finger tip to wrist: distal phalanges, intermediate phalanges, proximal phalanges, metacarpals, and carpals.

    Diagram showing the bones in a human hand. Design modalities for the image include braille with and without labels, print with and without labels in greyscale, color, and texture.

    (Source: Benetech)

  • Female Reproductive System

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    Diagram showing the internal structure of the female reproductive system. The structure includes the vagina at the base connected to the uterus by the cervix. There are two symmetrically branching parts that are the fallopian tubes connected to the ovaries.

    Diagram of the internal view of the female reproductive system. Design modalities for the image include braille with and without labels, print with and without labels in greyscale, color, and texture.

    (Source: Benetech)

  • Basic Brain Diagram

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    Diagram showing size major sections of the human brain. A large segment of the front is the frontal lobe, next to on top is the parietal lobe. The back of the head has the occipital lobe on top of the cerebellum. At the center is the temporal lobe, attached to the spinal cord at the bottom.

    Basic diagram of the parts of the human brain. Design modalities for the image include braille with and without labels, print with and without labels in greyscale, color, and texture.

    (Source: Benetech)

  • Brain

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    Sagittal sectional view of the human brain.  Labelling the various parts of the brain: Corpus callosum, Cerebral cortex, Cerebellum, Brainstem, Amygdala, Thalamus and Basal ganglia.

    Sagittal, or side view of the human brain shows the different lobes of the cerebral cortex. The frontal lobe is at the front center of the brain. The parietal lobe is at the top back part of the brain. The occipital lobe is at the back of the brain, and the temporal lobe is at the bottom center of the brain. The motor cortex is the back of the frontal lobe, and the olfactory bulb is the bottom part. The somatosensory cortex is the front part of the parietal lobe. The brainstem is beneath the temporal lobe, and the cerebellum is beneath the occipital lobe.

    (Source: OpenStax)

  • Eye, External Front View

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    Diagram of a human eye viewed straight on. At the center is the black dot of the pupil, surrounded by the colored iris, and surrounding both is the white sclera. The right corn of the eye has a tear duct.

    Diagram of the external view of a human eye. Design modalities for the image include braille with and without labels, print with and without labels in greyscale, color, and texture.

    (Source: Benetech)

  • Frog Dissection (with tactile 2.5D images)

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    Basic diagram illustrating the internal structure of a dissected frog. The head includes the tongue and mouth, which are connected to the stomach which is connected to the small intenstine then the large intestine. Next to the stomach is the liver and pancreas.

    Diagram of the internal organs of a frog as shown in a dissection. Design modalities for the image include braille with and without labels, print with and without labels in greyscale, color, and texture.

    (Source: Benetech)

  • Inner Ear

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    Illustration of a human inner ear.  Labelled parts of the ear include: Pinna, Ear canal, Tympanum, Malleus, Incus, Staples (Attached to oval window), Tympanic cavity, Semicircular canals, with Round window. Leaving the inner ear are the Vestibular nerve, Cochlear nerve and Eustachian tube.

    Labelled parts of the Human Inner Ear

    (Source: OpenStax)

  • Kidney and Bladder

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    Illustration showing the location inside a male human of the Renal artery and Renal vein connected to the two separate Kidneys with attached Adrenal glands. Leaving the Adrenal glands are two Renal pelvis and Ureter which connects to the single Bladder and finally connects to the Urethra.

    Labelled parts of the Human Bladder and Kidneys

    (Source: OpenStax)

  • Large Intestine

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    Illustration of a human large intestine.  Attaching to the small intestine is the Vermiform appendix, followed by the Cecum, Ascending colon, Transverse colon, Descending colon, Sigmoid colon, Rectum and finally the Anus.

    Labelled parts of the Human Large Intestine

    (Source: OpenStax)

  • Illustration of a human skull with the eyeballs still present. Caption: The human eye is an organ -- an exquisite sensory organ --

    Touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight: the human body's five major senses. They are senses that have evolved independently over millions of years but are brought together by our marvelous central nervous system into the most refined way of interacting with the environment of any species on the planet. Join Dr. Mark Reisman as he provides you with a look at the anatomy and physiology of each of these sensory systems and shows how the brain uses them to produce what we call being human.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Nose and Sinus Diagram

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    Diagram of a human face with visible sinus cavities that are symmetric around the nose and on the forehead.

    Diagram of the human nose and sinus. Design modalities for the image include braille with and without labels, print with and without labels in greyscale, color, and texture.

    (Source: Benetech)

  • Outline of a person with the hypothalamus in their brain highlighted. 98.6 degrees. Caption: The hypothalamus monitors the temperature inside the body

    The endocrine system maintains the body's delicate chemical balance. Describes the location, function, and effects of the major endocrine glands, and notes their close relationship to the nervous system. Some discussion of diabetes and hormonal imbalances.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • The Eye

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    Closeup of the human eye with lines demonstrating how lights is refracted when it hits the lens. Caption: It behaves like a convex lens, bending or refracting light rays

    The eye is one of each human's major sense organs. It gathers light information and transforms it into a signal that is used by the brain to formulate an appropriate response. How does this process work? What are the structures involved, and what do they do? These questions are answered using a unique, integrated approach that combines the anatomy and function of the eye. Includes detailed footage of the dissection of the bovine eye.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Cartoon of a person looking at a skeleton with the joints highlighted. Caption: It's not the bones themselves that let someone move.

    The Magic School Bus is an award winning animated children’s television series based on the book series of the same title by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for its use of celebrity talent and being both highly entertaining and educational. Ms. Frizzle takes the class with her when she brings the Magic School Bus to the body shop for repairs. While there, Ralphie wants to use extra parts at the shop to make a robot. Ms. Frizzle then teaches the class how bones, muscles and joints all work together to help us move.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Tongue

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    Image consists of a two separate images. Image on the left is a sketch of a tongue labelling the Foliate papillae, Circumvallate papillae, Fungiform papillae and Filiform papillae. Right side image shows a closeup view of the tongue with a centimeter representing approximately 100um.

    Tongue taste areas The tongue is a muscular organ in the mouth of most vertebrates that manipulates food for mastication, and is used in the act of swallowing. It is of importance in the digestive system and is the primary organ of taste in the gustatory system. The tongue's upper surface (dorsum) is covered in taste buds housed in numerous lingual papillae. It is sensitive and kept moist by saliva, and is richly supplied with nerves and blood vessels. The tongue also serves as a natural means of cleaning the teeth. A major function of the tongue is the enabling of speech in humans and vocalization in other animals. The human tongue is divided into two parts, an oral part at the front and a pharyngeal part at the back. The left and right sides are also separated along most of its length by a vertical section of fibrous tissue (the lingual septum) that results in a groove, the median sulcus on the tongue's surface. There are two groups of muscles of the tongue. The four intrinsic muscles alter the shape of the tongue and are not attached to bone. The four paired extrinsic muscles change the position of the tongue and are anchored to bone. Do you have good taste? In this video segment, Dr. Linda Bartoshuk explores the sense of taste in humans - why we have it, and what happens when we lose it. Learn why the sense of smell is also important to our experience of food. Footage from NOVA: "Mystery of the Senses: Taste".

    (Source: OpenStax)

  • Veins and Arteries

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    Illustration of a cross-sectional view of an Artery and Vein.  The inner section is the Lumen with a Valve only in the Vein.  Surrounding the Lumen is the Tunica intimacy (endothelium), which is surrounded by the Tunica media (smooth muscle and elastic fibers), and finally surrounded by the Tunica external (connective tissue and elastic fibers).

    Cross sectional view of vein vs an arterie

    (Source: OpenStax)