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Coronal plane


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronal_plane
Updated: 2017-08-13T08:07Z
Coronal plane
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The main anatomical planes of the human body, including median (red), parasagittal (yellow), frontal or coronal plane (blue) and transverse or axial plane (green)
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Anatomical terminology
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A coronal plane (also known as the frontal plane) is any vertical plane that divides the body into ventral and dorsal (belly and back) sections.

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

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The coronal plane is an example of a longitudinal plane, because it is perpendicular to the transverse plane. For a human, the mid-coronal plane would transect a standing body into two halves (front and back, or anterior and posterior) in an imaginary line that cuts through both shoulders.

Abduction and adduction are terms for movements of limbs relative to the coronal plane.

The sternal plane (planum sternale) is a coronal plane which transects the front of the sternum.[1]

Etymology

The term is derived from Latin corona (“garland, crown”), from Ancient Greek κορώνη (korōnē, “garland, wreath”).

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