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In the median longitudinal plane of the body, or parallel to it.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(also sagittal plane), a term used in the anatomy of animals and man to designate planes that pass through the body in an anteroposterior direction. The sagittal plane that passes lengthwise precisely down the middle of the body and divides the body into right and left halves is called the median.

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Sagittally, the boundaries between the vertebrals are placed on the first, third and fifth neurals, and on the first suprapygal.
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Typically, these muscular forces are generated by altering the mandibular position sagittally and vertically, resulting in orthodontic and orthopedic changes.
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Then they were sectioned to a thickness of 56 m horizontally for the disc and sagittally for the joint.
As an alternative to the circumference, some pediatric investigators have described waist size in selected participants by measuring the external diameter sagittally (back-to-front) in the supine position [62-64].
The animals were again anesthetized with sodium pentobarbital and the kidney was cut sagittally 15 min, 30 min, or 24 h after the injection.
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