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Anatomy and Physiology - chapter 1: planes and sections of the body
Seeley's Anatomy & Physiology (ninth edition) Cinnamon VanPutte, Jennifer Regan, Andrew Russo McGraw-Hill Companies ISBN-13: 9780077350031
runs vertically through the body, separating it into right and left portions
sagittal plane that passes through the midline of the body, dividing it into equal right and left halves
transverse (horizontal) plane
runs parallel to the ground, dividing the pody into superior and inferior portions
frontal (coronal) plane
runs vertically from right to left and divides the body into anterior and posterior parts
cut through the long axis of an organ
transverse (cross) section
cut at right angles to the long axis of an organ
a cut made across the long axis at other than a right angle