Frankfurt horizontal

Frankfurt horizontal

[¦fraŋk·fərt här·ə′zänt·əl]
(anthropology)
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The AEI was measured on lateral digital skull images as the angle between the best fit line drawn along the posterior wall of the articular eminence and the Frankfurt horizontal plane.
The AEI was measured in relation to the Frankfurt horizontal plane.
Data was collected from lateral cephalometric radiograph taken with the patient's Frankfurt horizontal plane parallel to floor, mandible in centric occlusion and lips at rest.
Control the Frankfurt horizontal plane which runs from the lower left orbit to the upper margin of the external auditory canal (a correct exposure shows a slight smile).

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