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Median plane

The median or midsagittal plane, is one of the imaginary planes that intersect the body, dividing it into parts or 'slices'. 

The median plane is a vertical plane that passes through the midline of the body and bisects the body into two symmetrical halves: right and left. 

The term median is also used to describe a structure (artery, vein, nerve) that courses in the midline of a part of the body. For example, the median sacral artery runs roughly in the midline of the sacrum.

Terminology English: median
Latin: medianus
Synonyms: midsagittal, median sagittal
Examples Median sulcus of tongue, median sacral artery

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