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Ch. 2 Body Planes

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coronal plane
a vertical plane that divides the body into front (anterior or ventral) and back (posterior or dorsal) sections. Also called the frontal plane.
coronal section
sectional view of the body produced by a cut along the frontal plane; also called the frontal section
cross-section
an internal view of the body produced by a slice perpendicular to the long axis of the structure.
frontal plane
A vertical plane that divides the body into front (anterior or ventral) and back (posterior or dorsal) sections. Also called the coronal plane.
frontal section
Sectional view of the body produced by a cut along the frontal plane; also called a coronal section.
horizontal plane
A horizontal plane that divides the body into upper (superior) and lower (inferior) sections. Also called the transverse plane.
longitudinal section
An internal view of the body produced by a lengthwise slice along the long axis of a structure.
median plane
Plane that runs lengthwise from front to back and divides the body or any of its parts into right and left portions; also called the sagittal plane.
sagittal plane
A vertical plane that divides the body into left and right sections.
sagittal section
Sectional view of the body produced by a cut along the sagittal plane.
transverse plane
A horizontal plane that divides the body into upper (superior) and lower (inferior) sections. Also called the horizontal plane.
transverse section
Sectional view of the body produced by a cut along the transverse plane.