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What body plane divides the body into equal right and left parts?

Last Updated: 4th June, 2020

The median plane is a vertical plane that divides the body into equal right and left halves, and any vertical plane that is parallel to the median plane is known as the sagittal plane. The coronal plane is a plane that separates the body into anterior and posterior parts and is sometimes known as the 'frontal plane.

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Considering this, what are the three body planes and how do they divide the body?

There are three planes commonly used; sagittal, coronal and transverse. Sagittal plane – a vertical line which divides the body into a left section and a right section.

Additionally, how does the transverse plane divide the body? The transverse plane (axial or X-Z plane) divides the body into superior and inferior (head and tail) portions. It is typically a horizontal plane through the center of the body and is parallel to the ground.

Consequently, what divides the body into a left and right half and travels through the navel?

The medial line is the central axis of the figure, dividing the body vertically into equal right and left haves. On the front (anterior) side of the body, the medial line travels straight down through the cranium, breastbone, navel, and pubic bone, continuing between the legs down to the ground.

What is a sagittal view?

Sagittal: A vertical plane passing through the standing body from front to back. The mid-sagital, or median, plane splits the body into left and right halves. For a more complete listing of terms used in medicine for spatial orientation, please see the entry to "Anatomic Orientation Terms".

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