median plane


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plane

 [plān]
1. a flat surface determined by the position of three points in space.
2. an imaginary flat surface that divides the body into sections (see accompanying figure). adj., adj pla´nar.
3. a specified level, as the plane of anesthesia.
4. to rub away or abrade; see also planing and plastic surgery.
5. a superficial incision in the wall of a cavity or between tissue layers, especially in plastic surgery, made so that the precise point of entry into the cavity or between the layers can be determined.
Planes of section. Transverse, sagittal, and frontal planes of the body. From Applegate, 2000.
coronal p's frontal p's.
datum plane a given horizontal plane from which craniometric measurements are made.
frontal p's those planes passing longitudinally through the body, an organ, or a part, at right angles to the median plane and dividing into front and back portions. Called also coronal planes.
horizontal plane transverse plane.
median plane one passing longitudinally through the body, an organ, or a part from front to back, dividing it into right and left halves.
sagittal p's vertical planes through the body parallel to the median plane or the sagittal suture, dividing the body into unequal left and right portions.
transverse plane one passing horizontally through the body, an organ, or a part at right angles to the median and frontal planes, dividing it into upper and lower portions. Called also horizontal plane.
vertical plane one perpendicular to a horizontal plane, such as a sagittal plane, median plane, or frontal plane.

me·di·an plane

[TA]
a plane vertical in the anatomic position, through the midline of the body that divides the body into right and left halves.
See also: Addison clinical planes.
Synonym(s): planum medianum [TA]

median plane

n.
A plane dividing a bilaterally symmetrical animal into right and left halves.

median plane

The sagittal plane that divides the body into right and left, and which courses from the tip of the nose, chin, laryngeal prominence (Adam's apple), umbilicus and pubic symphysis.

me·di·an plane

(mē'dē-ăn plān) [TA]
A vertical plane through the midline of the body that divides the body into right and left halves.
Synonym(s): midsagittal plane.

median plane

The vertical plane that divides the body into right and left halves.

me·di·an plane

(mē'dē-ăn plān) [TA]
A plane vertical in the anatomic position, through the midline of the body that divides the body into right and left halves.
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(11) Length of the cranium (upper neurocranium length) from the most aboral point on the vertex of the cranium in the median plane to the median point of the line joining the aboral borders of the supraorbital foramina A-Sp (Akrokranion Supraorbitale).
Part interpretation based on proposed InspF 2.--InspF Median plane of planes * S1, S2.
The oblique stimuli form two groups distinguished by their orientation with respect to the observer's median plane (45[degrees] or 315[degrees]), but since they were symmetrically disposed about that plane, they are both considered to embody the same degree of obliquity.
Such stimuli need not be either co-planar or in a plane orthogonal to the participant's median plane (see Fig.
Spectral cues used in the localization of sound sources on the median plane. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 56, 1829-1834.
The skull was placed with the Frankfort plane (Lundstrom & Lundstrom, 1995) parallel to the floor and the axis of the light beam in the median plane. In the edentulous skulls a support was placed interdentally to leave an intercrestal space of approximately 15 mm; for this purpose, thick, non-deforming foam wedges were used to simulate the presence of teeth, thus maintaining the vertical dimension of the skull and the stability of the temporomandibular articulation.
8 shows the dimensionless kinetic energy in the median plane of z-direction for the different turbulence models.
(1991) also observed reductions in masking of about 6 dB when the signal was vertically separated from the masker within the median plane. In this case, there were minimal changes in interaural parameters when the signal and masker were separated.
It was situated in the median plane extending from the hyoid bone to the front of cricoid cartilage.
In figure 3 and 4 we are presented the results using MEF for the hydrodynamics pressure distribution in bearing median plane for "oval" and "rippled" form of interior surface.
We attempted RA using curvilinear probe, but were not successful in median as well as in para median planes.
2, it can be observed that the centers of the spheres will be permanently located in median planes of the grooves in which they are placed.