A plane that divides the body into superior and inferior is __________ a. Transverse b. Coronal...

Question:

A plane that divides the body into superior and inferior is __________

a. Transverse

b. Coronal

c. Sagittal

d. Oblique

Anatomical Planes:

Anatomical planes are different ways in which the body can be 'cut' or divided into. These include horizontal and vertical 'cuts' or planes but there are different ways of even doing these planes.

Answer and Explanation: 1

The correct answer is option a, because a transverse plane divides the body horizontally creating a superior (top) and inferior (bottom) plane. Option b is incorrect because a coronal plane or frontal plane divides the body into anterior and posterior sections. Option c is incorrect because a sagittal plane divides the body down the middle into left and right sections. Option d is incorrect because an oblique plane divides the body at an angle creating non-vertical and non-horizontal divisions.


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