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planes
imaginary flat surfaces tha pass through the body parts
sagittal plane
a vertical plane that divides the body or an organ into right and left sides
midsagittal plane (median plane)
a vertical plane that divides the body or an organ into right and left equal sides
parasagittal plane
a vertical plane that divides the body or an organ into unequal righ and left sides
frontal/coronal plane
divides the body or an organ into anterior (front) and posterior (back) portions
transverse plane (cross-sectional or horizontal plane)
divides the body or an organ into superior (upper) and inferior (lower) portions
oblique plane
passes through the body or an organ at an angle between the transverse plane and either a sagittal or frontal plane
section
one flat surface of a three-dimensional stucture or a cut along a plane