(TA) is the international standard on human anatomical
terminology. It was developed by the Federative Committee on Anatomical Terminology (FCAT) and the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists
(IFAA). Released in 1998, it supersedes the previous standard, Nomina Anatomica
. Terminologia Anatomica
contains terminology for about 7500 human gross (macroscopic) anatomical structures.
Categories of Anatomical Structures
The TA divides anatomical structures into the following main categories (Latin standard in parentheses) :