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Where can human anatomy illustrations be found online?

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Online sources for illustrations of human anatomy include InnerBody, VisibleBody and GetBodySmart. Anatomy.org is the home page of the American Association of Anatomists, which maintains a list of websites and links that offer educational materials, diagrams, videos, terminology and images.

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InnerBody features a straightforward layout with a list of the various systems of the body accompanied by a visual diagram linked to the list. Highlighting a particular system brings up corresponding reading material describing the system at length. The site features drop-down menus that allow users to explore popular body regions, nutrition, medical conditions and various careers.

VisibleBody offers free ebooks and applications which provide three dimensional anatomical images. The focus of this site is on applications, and these are tailored for specific devices, such as iPhones and iPads. Applications are also customized for professionals, students and children. This site has pages that describe each system of the body, and give the reader a number of brief articles to read that deal with various aspects of a system.

GetBodySmart uses interactive animations to provide readers with information on anatomy and physiology. The table of contents begins with an overview of human body systems which features printable diagrams. Selecting a specific system brings up an image of that system, accompanied by a series of tutorials divided into categories.

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