Planes of the Body - portions. Sagittal Plane (Lateral...

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Planes of the Body Medical professionals often refer to sections of the body in terms of anatomical planes (flat surfaces). These planes are imaginary lines - vertical or horizontal - drawn through an upright body. The terms are used to describe a specific body part. Coronal Plane (Frontal Plane) A verticle plane running from side to side; divides the body or any of its parts into anterior and posterior
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Unformatted text preview: portions. Sagittal Plane (Lateral Plane) A verticle plane running from front to back; divides the body or any of its parts into right and left sides. Axial Plane (Transverse Plane) A horizontal plane; divides the body or any of its parts into upper and lower parts. Median plane Sagittal plane through the midline of the body; divides the body or any of its parts into right and left halves....
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