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transpyloric plane

 

Definition: a transverse plane midway between the superior margins of the manubrium sterni and the symphysis pubis; the pylorus may be located on this plane in the supine or prone positions, but in the erect (anatomic) position it descends to a lower level.

Synonym(s): planum transpyloricumTA

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