Body Planes and Sections

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7 terms · Ch 1 L&C BIO 141

Parasagittal Plane

Divides body or organ into unequal right and left sections

Frontal Plane

Divides body or organ into anterior and posterior section

Transverse Plane

Divides body or organ into superior and inferior sections

Midsagittal Plane

Divides body into right and left halves

Longitudinal Sections

Produced by a plane running along the long axis of a long narrow structure

Cross-Section

Produced by a plane running perpendicular to the long axis

Oblique

Pass through the body at an angle

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