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Anatomical Planes and Sections

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Sagittal plane
Divides body into right and left sides
Midsagittal plane
Divides body into equal right and left sides
Parasagittal plane
Divides body into unequal right and left sides
Frontal plane
Divides body into front and back parts
Coronal plane
Divides body into front and back parts
Transverse plane
Divides body into upper and lower parts
Horizontal plane
Divides body into upper and lower parts
Oblique plane
Is a section made at an angle
Diagonal plane
Is a section made at an angle
Cross sections (cs or xs)
A section made at right angles to a longitudinal axis
Longitudinal section (ls)
A section made parallel to a longitudinal axis