Nationwide, a majority of teaching laboratories use cats as their primary dissection specimens. Carolina Biological, for example, provides 120,000 cat specimens per year to the college market. However, students often have a difficult time making the correlations between the cat dissection and the human body. This new web-based dissection program identifies approximately 600 different anatomical structures. Sound profiles provide pronunciations for each of these 600 terms. Also featured on the site are 100 high-resolution photographs. By clicking anywhere on the structures of the cat, an information frame will then provide the name of the structure, as well as a smaller image that highlights and puts the structure in its human anatomical context. In addition, approximately 30 QuickTime movies demonstrate joint movements.
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