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Appendix

Introduction: Appendix

The appendix is a small protrusion from the cecum at the start of the large intestine. It is mainly known due to its role in appendicitis.

Descriptions of Appendix

Appendix: A small, fingerlike pouch that sticks out from the cecum (the first part of the large intestine near the end of the small intestine).
Source: National Institute of Health

Appendix: a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Appendix

Appendix: The appendix is a hollow structure with a blind end that is attached to the cecum of the large. The appendix is a part of the digestive system and the gastrointestinal tract. It is located in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen near the area where the small intestine links into the large intestine. The appendix may have no function, although it might be useful in protecting beneficial bacteria of the colon. Conditions that afflict the appendicitis include appendicitis.

Closely Related Organs: Appendix

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Appendix

The following conditions are related to the organ: Appendix:

Other Names: Appendix

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Appendix

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Appendix:

Condition count: 3 ; see list below.

Organ types: Digestive system (127)

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Appendix: Related Topics

Diseases List for Appendix:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Appendix' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:

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