Transerve Plane and Coronal Plane

Saturday, January 10th 2015. | Anatomy

coronal plane and transerve plane

Transverse plane (also called the horizontal plane, axial plane, or transaxial plane) is an imaginary plane that divides the body into superior and inferior parts. It is perpendicular to the coronal and sagittal planes.

Coronal plane also called as frontal plane is a plane that divides the body vertically into anterior and posterior, or front and back, sections. it is used in anatomy to describe motions that are performed to either side of the body.

One of three planes through which the body moves, the coronal plane is depicted in anatomical illustrations as a vertical plane bisecting the body like a sheet of glass, so that the body is separated visually into anterior and posterior halves. Other planes of movement include the sagittal and transverse planes.

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