chapter  2
21 Pages

Review of Human Anatomy and Some Basic Terminology

WithRonald L. Huston

Most people are familiar with human anatomy—at least from an intuitive or gross perspective. Since our focus in this book is on gross biomechanics, such a general familiarity is sufficient for most of the discussions and analyses considered herein. Nevertheless, to be consistent in our terminology and to undergird our understanding of anatomical geometry, it is helpful to briefly review some of the terminology and the conventional biomechanics notation.