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Transverse plane
Human anatomy planes, labeled.jpg
The main anatomical planes of the human body, including median (red), paramedian (yellow), frontal or coronal plane (blue) and transverse or axial plane (green)
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Anatomical terminology

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

It is one of the planes of the body used to describe the location of body parts in relation to each other.

List of clinically relevant anatomical planes

Clinically relevant anatomical planes with associated structures

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.

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