Transverse plane


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The transverse plane (also known as the horizontal plane, axial plane and transaxial plane) is an anatomical plane that divides the body into superior and inferior sections. It is perpendicular to the coronal and sagittal planes.

Transverse plane
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The main anatomical planes of the human body, including median (red), paramedian (yellow), frontal or coronal plane (blue) and transverse or axial plane (green)
Latinplana transversalia
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Anatomical terminology
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List of clinically relevant anatomical planesEdit

Clinically relevant anatomical planes with associated structuresEdit

Surface projections of the major organs of the trunk, using the vertebral column and rib cage as main reference points of surface anatomy. The transpyloric plane is given near center.

See alsoEdit