Featured Resource – Visible Body: virtual anatomy and physiology database


This visual database includes thousands of models you can rotate, zoom, and dissect, as well as physiology and pathology animations.

The Biomedical Library has recently purchased access to several Visible Body products including Human Anatomy Atlas 2020.  Our subscription allows anyone at Penn to use the product on their desktop or to access using corresponding mobile apps.

Human Anatomy Atlas 2020 includes: 3D models of anatomical structures and systems, illustrations, cadaver images paired with CTI or MRI scans, definitions, pronunciations, learning presentations that use this visual content, and more. Video Intro

In addition to Human Anatomy Atlas, the library has access to the following other Visible Body collections:

  • Muscle Premium – A comprehensive reference of musculoskeletal structures and function, plus common injuries and conditions.  3D models of bones, ligaments, bursae, and skeletal muscles with blood supply and innervation, and origins and insertions.  Video Intro
  • Skeleton Premium – A 3D atlas of the human skeleton. Includes bones, ligaments, and moving models of synovial joints. Access detailed 3D bone models that show 800+ bony landmarks and includes information about nerve and vasculature passage, and muscle attachments. Video Intro
  • Physiology Animation – A video reference atlas with 3D animations that communicate core physiology and common conditions.  Detailed animations include: Breathing rate, heart conduction, urine creation, function of the epiglottis, sound production, and skeletal muscle contractions.  Video Intro
  • Heart & Circulatory Premium – 3D interactive presentations that introduce the anatomy and function of the circulatory system.  Video Intro

Watch this 10 minute video outlining the most commonly used features of Human Anatomy Atlas:

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