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Descending Colon

Descriptions of Descending Colon

Descending Colon: the part of the large intestine that descends from the transverse colon to the sigmoid colon
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Descending Colon

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

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

Closely Related Organs: Descending Colon

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Descending Colon

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