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Understanding Spinal Anatomy: Anatomical Planes

A body or anatomical plane is an imaginary flat surface that is used to define a particular area of anatomy.

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Term Meaning
Frontal or Coronal Plane The frontal plane divides the front and back halves of the entire body.
Median or Midsagittal Plane The median plane divides the left and right sides of the entire body.
Transverse or Horizontal Plane The transverse plane divides the body at the waist (top and bottom halves of the body).

 

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