Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual, Cat Version: Planes of Dissection Flashcards


Set Details Share
Page to share:
Embed this setcancel
COPY
code changes based on your size selection
Size:
X
Show:
1

Sagittal Plane

card image

A plane that runs longitudinally and divides the body into right and left parts. If it divides the body into equal parts, right down the middle of the body, it is called median, or midsagittal, plane.

2

Frontal (coronal) Plane

card image

A longitudinal plane that divides the body (or an organ) into anterior and posterior parts.

3

Transverse Plane

card image

A plane that runs horizontally, dividing the body into superior and inferior parts. When organs are sectioned along the transverse plane, the sections are commonly called cross sections.

4

Oblique Plane

card image

A plane that runs at an angle.

5

Cross Sections

A section made at right angles to a longitudinal axis

6

Longitudinal Section

A section made parallel to a longitudinal axis