Cardiac Muscle and Cardiomyopathy
View a patient case example of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and introduction of cardiac muscle. Cardiac muscle is found only in the heart and is involuntary striated muscle tissue.
- Cellular Anatomy of Cardiac Muscle
- Similarities of Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy symptoms, causes, and treatments
Urinary System and Urethritis
Video introduction to the male and female urinary system with an explanation of urethritis. The urethra is a muscular elastic tube connecting the urinary bladder superiorly to the exterior environment. Learn about the differences between the male and female urethras in this Brain Builder.
- Differences between the Male and Female Urethras
- Components of the urinary system: Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder, and Urethra
- Urethritis symptoms, causes, and treatments
Large Intestine and Umbilical Hernias
Video covering the anatomy of the large intestine and umbilical hernias with authentic 3D virtual dissection visualizations. At the end of the video, there is an explanation of the symptoms, causes, and treatments of umbilical hernias.
- The 3 Gross Anatomical Characteristics of the large intestine
- Segments of the large intestine: Cecum, Ascending Colon, Transverse Colon, Descending Colon, Sigmoid Colon, Rectum, and Anal Canal
- Quick explanation of the Linea Alba and Umbilical Ring
Stomach and Stomach Ulcers
This Brain Builder covers the anatomy of the stomach, the 4 histological layers of the stomach, and stomach ulcers. A stomach ulcer is the result of a gastric (stomach) acid damaging the mucosal lining of the stomach, producing open sores that often bleed and cause stomach pain.
- Anatomy of the stomach: Fundus, Body, Antrum, and Pylorus
- 4 histological layers: Mucosa, Submucosa, Muscularis externa, and Serosa
- Stomach (gastric) Ulcers
Cranial Nerves and Bell's Palsy
Learn about the 12 pairs of cranial nerves and idiopathic facial palsy, also known as Bell’s Palsy, which is a form of temporary facial paralysis or weakness on one side of the face, resulting from a dysfunction of the VIIth cranial nerve.
- The 12 Pairs of Cranial Nerves
- Closer look at the VIIth Facial Cranial Nerves
- Bell's Palsy or Idiopathic Facial Palsy
Nervous System and Strokes
In this Brian Builder we discuss the divisions of the nervous system, cells of the nervous system, vasculature of the brain, strokes, the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale, and more! Towards the end of the video see the symptoms, causes, and treatments for strokes with a patient case example.
- Central and Peripheral Nervous System
- Neurons and Glial Cells
- Vasculature of the Brain
- Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale
Through contraction and relaxation, muscles produce movements at joints that can be described clearly using anatomical movement terminology. In this Brain Builder we are going to look at anatomical movements and their antagonist (opposite) movements.
- Flexion and Extension
- Abduction and Adduction
- Pronation and Supination
- Plantarflexion and Dorsiflexion
- Inversion and Eversion
- Protraction and Retraction
In this video and article our anatomy experts at BodyViz share their top study tips that helped them in their anatomy studies. Share these tips with your class!
- Hands-on studying
Learning anatomy is very similar to learning a new language because there are hundreds of different prefixes, root words, and suffixes used in medical and anatomical terminology. Having a basic knowledge of just a few of these can help familiarize yourself with new and obscure terms.
- Root Words
Lymphocytes and Lymphocytopenia
Lymphocytes are the primary cells of the immune system. When a lymphocyte encounters a pathogen it will initiate an immune response. This Brain Builder focuses on the 3 types of lymphocytes and gives a patient case example at the end!
- B Cells
- T Cells
- NK Cells
- Lymphocytosis and Lymphocytopenia
Synovial Joints and Dislocation
Any joint can dislocate, but the chances of dislocation are not the same for all joints. This Brain Builder focuses on synovial joints (also termed diarthrosis joints) which allow for the greatest range of motion and have the greatest possibility for a dislocation.
- 7 Characteristics of synovial (diarthrosis) joints.
- Synovial Joint stability.
- Joint Dislocation (luxation).
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Learn arterial vasculature and nerve innervation of the lower limb with this Brain Builder! Also learn about how diabetes mellitus is known to cause peripheral neuropathy and atherosclerosis which contribute to the formation of diabetic foot ulcers.
- Nerves of the Lower Limb: tibial, sural, and medial calcaneal nerves.
- Vasculature of the Lower Limb: popliteal artery, anterior and posterior tibial arteries, and more.
- Peripheral Neuropathy and Atherosclerosis affects with Diabetes Mellitus.
Adrenal Glands and Addison Disease
The adrenal (or suprarenal) glands are part of the endocrine system and secrete important hormones for the body. Learn about the anatomy of the adrenal glands, the hormones they secrete, and Addison disease in this Brain Builder!
- Adrenal Cortex
- Adrenal Medulla
- Addison Disease symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Larynx and Laryngitis
Learn about the larynx and laryngitis with this Brain Builder including a patient example of an 11 year old boy at the end of this video! This brain builder convers the cartilages of the larynx and the true and false vocal cords.
- 3 Large Cartilages of the Larynx: thyroid Cartilage, cricoid cartilage
epiglottic cartilage (epiglottis).
- Ventricular Folds (false vocal cords) and the Vocal Folds (true vocal cords).
- Laryngitis symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Endocrine System and Pancreatic Cancer
Brain Builder covering the anatomy of the endocrine system, pancreas, and pancreatic cancer. The endocrine system produces long term adjustments for your body to maintain homeostasis.
- Endocrine Glands: pancreatic islets, adrenal glands, pituitary glands, gonadal structures, thyroid gland, and the parathyroid gland.
- Anatomy of the Pancreas
- Pancreatic Exocrine and Endocrine Cancer
Male Reproductive System and Vasectomy
Learn about the functions of the male reproductive tract, the male gonads, the production of sperm, and more with this Brain Builder! We also explain a vasectomy procedure, which is a form of male birth control.
- Penis: the body and the root.
- Scrotum and Testes: external of the body and where sperm formation occurs.
- Internal Reproductive Tract: epididymis, ductus deferens, seminal glands, ejaculatory duct, and urethra.
Female Reproductive System and Ovarian Cancer
This Brain Builder covers ovarian cancer and the female reproductive system, which is composed of the external genitalia and the internal pelvic structures. Learn about the functions of the female reproductive system, the female gonads, and the production of estrogen and progesterone.
- External Genitalia: labia majora, labia minora, and clitoris.
- Internal Pelvic Structures: ovaries, uterine tubes or fallopian tubes, uterus, and vagina.
- Production and affects of Estrogen and Progesterone.
Joints and Osteoarthritis
Learn about the joints of the skeletal system with real 3D visualizations and examples from BodyViz 3D dissection software! Additionally, learn about the differences between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis with a patient case example.
- Synarthrosis Joints: fibrous joints and cartilaginous joints.
- Diarthrosis (Synovial) Joints
- Arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Pelvic Girdle and Pelvic Fracture
Video with real 3D visualizations of the bones of the pelvis and real 3D anatomy a patient with a multi-fractured pelvis. Share this video with your students and see a care accident patient case example at the end.
- Bones of the Pelvis: pubis, ischium, ilium, and sacrum.
- Pubic symphysis and Ala of the ilium.
- Signs, symptoms, and causes of Pelvic Fractures.
Small Intestines and Celiac Disease
Short video explaining the anatomy of the small intestine and celiac disease covering the symptoms, possible causes, and treatment for celiac disease.
- 3 Segments of the Small Intestine: duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.
- Histological features: plicae circularis, villi, and microvilli.
- Layers of the Small Intestine: mucosa, muscularis mucosae, submucosa, muscularis externa, and serosa.
Planes of the Body and Anatomical Directions
Video over the Anatomical planes and directional terms. Share this with instructors and students! Learn about anatomical position, anatomical directions, and the three planes of the body. At the end, see a real world example of how this knowledge can be used in the medical field!
- Anatomical Position is standing upright, feet flat with toes forward, eyes forward, and arms at the sides with palms rotated forward.
- Anatomical Terms: proximal, distal, lateral, medial, anterior, posterior, superficial, and deep.
- 3 Planes of the Body: frontal or coronal plane, transverse or cross-sectional plane, and sagittal or parasagittal plane.
Integumentary System and Burns
Video explanation of the integumentary system and burns using 3D Anatomy Software! The integumentary system, or integument, is composed of the skin and its derivatives (nails, hair, and glands). Learn about the different layers that comprise the skin.
- Epidermis is the most superficial layer of the skin.
- Dermis is the next layer deep to the epidermis of the skin.
- Degrees of Burns: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree burns.
Brainstem and Alzheimer's Disease
The three subdivisions of the brain, the four components of the brainstem, what each of the components of the brainstem do, and an explanation of Alzheimer’s disease in this BodyViz Brain Builder! Additionally, learn about the symptoms, causes, treatments, and a patient case example of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Three basic Subdivisions of the Brain: cerebral hemispheres, cerebellum, and brainstem.
- Four Components of the Brainstem: diencephalon, mesencephalon (midbrain), metencephalon (pons), and myelencephalon (medulla).
Lymphatic System and Lymphoma
Short video explaining what comprises the lymphatic system and the difference between Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. At the end, see a real patient case example with 3D anatomy visualizations using BodyViz!
- Lymphatic Vessels carry the lymph from the periphery to the lymphatic system.
- Lymphocytes are the cells of the lymphatic system and are responsible for specific immunity.
- Lymph Nodes are small, encapsulated lymphatic organs.
Skeletal Muscle and Muscular Dystrophy
Real patient case study of muscular dystrophy and short explanation of skeletal muscle. Use this video to incorporate real 3D Anatomy into your class!
- Four characteristics of Muscle Tissue.
- Categories of Skeletal Muscle: agonist, antagonist, synergist, and fixator.
- Concentric Layers of Skeletal Muscle: epimysium, perimysium, and endomysium.
Cardiovascular System and Pacemaker
Learn about the cardiovascular system, anatomy of the heart, bradycardia, and a pacemaker with this BodyViz Brain Builder featuring real 3D anatomy from BodyViz anatomical software!
- Heart Anatomy with right and left atriums and right and left ventricles.
- Circulatory System including the pulmonary and systemic circuit.
- Conducting System of the heart with explanation of a pacemaker and bradycardia example.
Respiratory System and Tracheostomy
Description of the respiratory system and a patient with procedure example of a tracheostomy! The respiratory system consists of the nose, nasal cavities, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, terminal bronchioles, and the alveoli. In this Brain builder we are going to focus on the respiratory structures within the thoracic cavity starting with the trachea.
- Respiratory Structures in the thoracic cavity.
- Surface and internal Anatomy of the Lungs.
- Tracheostomy explanation and example.
Liver and Cirrhosis
Discover more about what the liver does and the symptoms, causes, and treatments of cirrhosis + a patient case example! This video uses 3D anatomy visualizations that correlate with the BodyViz Portal Clinical Correlation showcasing a real patient with cirrhosis of the liver!
- The Liver is the largest gland in the body composed of 2 primary lobes.
- Hepatocytes are the main cell comprising the liver
- Cirrhosis explanation and real patient example
Fetal Development and Meconium Aspiration
See the stages of fetal development in 3D visualizations and learn about meconium aspiration symptoms, causes, and treatments with a patient case example.
- Fetus from weeks 9 until birth.
- Fetal Development of what happens during this 30-week time frame.
- Meconium explanation and patient example or meconium aspiration.