Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 1 - The Human Body: An Orientation - Review Questions - Page 22: 17


A section is a segment of the body after it is cut. A plane is a flat surface, the cut that divides sections of the body.

Work Step by Step

A section is named for the plane along which it is cut. Thus, a cut along a sagittal plane produces a sagittal section. The most frequently used body planes are sagittal, frontal, and transverse planes.
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