median plane

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median plane

n.
A plane dividing a bilaterally symmetrical animal into right and left halves.
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Anatomic localizations of cephalometric points, and distances for lower and upper lip thickness measurements Upper lip Ls The point denoting the vermillion border of the upper lip in the midsagittal plane Stomion St The most anterior point of contact between the upper and lower lips.
The cephalometric radiographs were taken using SS White cephalometric machine, each subject was radiographed in the standing position with the head adjusted so that the FH plane is parallel to the floor and the midsagittal plane perpendicular to the floor.
The radiographs should have been taken within the same standards--with patients positioned in the cephalostat, the midsagittal plane perpendicular to the ground, the Frankfurt horizontal plane parallel to the ground, the film perpendicular to the ground, 1.
Dynamic CSF flow MRI examination was performed by use of two different in-plane flow-sensitive velocity encoded 2D fast imaging with steady-state precession sequences (FISP 2D), respectively at two fixed slice positions, primarily in midsagittal plane, and then in perpendicularplane to the third ventricle floor fenestration, with following technical characteristics:
The cerebellum was separated from the brainstem and was divided at the midsagittal plane.