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Introduction: Rectum

Description of Rectum

Rectum: The last several inches of the large intestine. The rectum ends at the anus.
Source: National Institute of Health

Rectum: the terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Rectum: The distal segment of the LARGE INTESTINE, between the SIGMOID COLON and the ANAL CANAL.
Source: MeSH 2007

Rectum: Related Topics

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Rectum as an Organ

Rectum (organ): The rectum is a hollow tube located in the lower abdomen and is a...more »

Rectum (organ): The rectum contains feces that has been forwarded from the large intestine. Once the rectum fills enough, the process of defecation

Rectum (organ): As food moves through it, the colon absorbs water while forming waste products, or stool. Muscle contractions in the... (Source: excerpt from Constipation: NIDDK)

Rectum (organ): See Rectum (organ information).

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Broader terms for Rectum

Source - MeSH 2007

  • body part

Source - WordNet 2.1

The following terms can be used for Rectum

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Rectum

The following list attempts to classify Rectum into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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