Body planes and sections
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A plane that runs longitudinally and divides the body into right
and left parts. If it divides the body into equal parts, right down
the middle of the body, it is called median, or
Frontal (coronal) Plane
A longitudinal plane that divides the body (or
an organ) into anterior and posterior parts.
A plane that runs horizontally, dividing the body into superior
and inferior parts. When organs are sectioned along the transverse
plane, the sections are commonly called cross sections.
A plane that runs at an angle.
A section made at right angles to a longitudinal axis
A section made parallel to a longitudinal axis