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Transverse Colon

Descriptions of Transverse Colon

Transverse Colon: the part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity and joins the ascending to the descending colon
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Transverse Colon

Transverse Colon: The transverse colon is a hollow tube that comprises the second portion of the colon. The transverse colon is located in the abdomen and is a part of the digestive system and the gastrointestinal tract. Digested food residue moves from the ascending colon into the transverse colon and is moved to the descending colon through the action of peristalsis. The transverse colon helps to form feces and absorb water into the body.

Conditions that afflict the transverse colon include colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, bowel obstruction, gastroenteritis, and ulcerative colitis.

Closely Related Organs: Transverse Colon

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