Sagittal plane

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Sagittal plane
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Diagram showing sagittal, coronal and transverse planes.
Latinplana sagittalia
 
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Sagittal plane
BodyPlanes.jpg
Diagram showing sagittal, coronal and transverse planes.
Latinplana sagittalia

Sagittal plane is a vertical plane which passes from ventral (front) to dorsal (rear) dividing the body into right and left halves.[1]

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Examples include:

Terminology[edit]

The term sagittal is derived from the Latin word Sagitta, meaning "arrow". An image of an arrow piercing a body and passing from front (anterior) to back (posterior) on a parabolic trajectory would be one way to demonstrate the derivation of the term. Another explanation would be the notching of the sagittal suture posteriorly by the lambdoidal suture —similar to feathers on an arrow.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Vella (May 2008). Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training. New Holland Publishers. pp. 16–. ISBN 978-1-84773-153-1. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^

    "Median plane" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary

  3. ^ Yokochi, Chihiro; Rohen, Johannes W.. Color Atlas of Anatomy: A Photographic Study of the Human Body. Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 2006. 217 p. ISBN 0-7817-9013-1.