Essential Anatomy 5 12+

The best-selling anatomy atlas

3D4Medical from Elsevier

    • £19.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Essential Anatomy 5 is the most successful anatomy app of all time and has more content and features than any other anatomy app—bar none! With over 8,200 structures, our highly accurate, immersive and visually stunning app is the gold standard in medical reference applications. There's not a university or hospital around that does not use Essential Anatomy/Skeleton, resulting in 1.1 million user engagements every month. It is, by far, the worlds most used medical study and reference app.

Download our FREE "Essential Skeleton" app in the free section to experience our groundbreaking 3D technology.

TUAW: "Make no mistake about it: Essential Anatomy by 3D4Medical is the future of touch-based anatomy learning. Essential Anatomy is an app every doctor, physiotherapist, OT, nurse and medical student should own."

-- 3D4Medical highlighted at the 2015 Apple Keynote.

- - Number 1 Top Grossing Medical App in 118 countries worldwide.

- - Quality and Vision: 3D4Medical has led the way in introducing innovative products of exceptional quality. We will continue to forge new paths for others to follow.

- - Accurate Content: Essential Anatomy is used by anatomy professors in thousands of classrooms worldwide, including Stanford University, and has become the standard in third-level education. In many cases, our app is now mandatory with text books optional.

- - Stunning Graphics: No competitor comes close. Essential Anatomy’s proprietary engine was developed and optimized to showcase our new generation anatomical models for a completely immersive user experience.

- - Easy to use: Responsive and intuitive user interface, all systems and menus are easily accessed from the main screen and our model responds quickly to your touch.

- - Read all the reviews of previous versions: Our visionary app has enhanced the lives of reviewers, both professionally and academically.

iMedical Apps: “The 3D anatomy engine and impressive graphics bring a new clarity to anatomy education with impressive accuracy.”

Compatible with iPad 2 and newer, iPhone 4S and newer, iPod Touch 5th Gen. and newer, and iOS 8 or later.

In-app purchases allow additional muscle and skeletal content to be downloaded and accessed from within the app. These boosts add muscle insertion and origin points, skeletal bone parts and surfaces and 100s of animations detailing movements for each articulation.

Visit and watch videos that highlight the app's functionality and quality. You’ll understand why Essential Anatomy 5 is the most successful medical reference app of all time!

Essential Anatomy 5 is a full-featured anatomical reference app that includes MALE and FEMALE models, with 11 SYSTEMS and a total of 8,200 ANATOMICAL STRUCTURES. The app is fully 3D, meaning that you can view any structure in isolation, as well as from any angle and represents the latest in groundbreaking 3D technology and innovative design. A cutting-edge custom built 3D graphics engine, delivers outstanding quality graphics that no other competitor can achieve.


--Cutting-edge 3D technology
--Over 8,200 highly detailed anatomical structures
--Hide/Fade/Isolate/Fade Others/Hide Others options for individual structures
--Multiple Selection Mode
--Pins: Create customized pins with notes and place anywhere on the 3D model
--Slice: Slice through certain structures using 3D plane tool
--Bookmarks: Preset and Customizable
--Correct audio pronunciation and Latin nomenclature for every structure
--Search via English and Latin nomenclature
--Dynamic Quiz: Drag and Drop and Multi-choice
--Share images via social media and e-mail
--Includes anatomy for 11 systems: Skin, Skeletal, Muscles, Connective Tissue, Veins, Arteries, Nerves, Respiratory, Digestive, Urogenital, Lymphatic, also includes the Brain and Heart

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What’s New

Version 5.0.11

Compatibility with latest iOS
Small updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings


Edd Anatomy 5

I am not a physician but have recently had "Gilliam Barre/Miller Fisher syndrome " and want to know more about the damage and recovery of my body.
This app gives me invaluable information to understand what my doctors are saying. It has also helped me converse on a detailed level with them. Hopefully as so far my recovery will, and has benefited from all of this remarkable information.

PBUH91 ,

Lacking essential features for artists

I bought this app on sale, but it was still quite a heft purchase at £10. The price however, would have been fine and honestly, with the feature rich nature of the app, it would’ve been a steal, but it doesn’t support any of the multi tasking/multi window functions of the iPad Pro, making it useless in terms of study.

I can’t use the app in a smaller window and have sketchbook open at the same time, to study and attempt to understand the form in real time. Having to switch between the two is a deal breaker and I have resorted to ditching the app and working with whatever static images I can find on Pinterest.

A real shame, that could be rectified with an update. If I could multi-window this app, it would be a solid 5 stars and would wholeheartedly recommend it to all artists. ,

Good value

Incredible detail, easy on iPhone. They want you to upgrade so much that it’s not easy to get started, but eventually it is just intuitive and the videos tutorials help.
I’m not sure if I can share this across devices - I would dearly like to share the images from my PC.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for giving us all five stars and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Regarding your question, since Essential Anatomy had to be developed separately and individually for each different platform, the app must be purchase for every platform someone would like to use it with. It is a one-time purchase, so there is no need for any annual subscriptions. If you purchased the app for say iPhone and you upgrade your phone to a newer iPhone, you can still use the same login to access Essential Anatomy.

If you do purchase this app on more than one device and you would like them to be synced together, please make sure to turn your sync function on within the app. Thanks.

App Privacy

The developer, 3D4Medical from Elsevier, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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