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Body Planes and Sections

Ch 1 L&C BIO 141
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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