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Large intestine

Introduction: Large intestine

The large intestine receives food after it has been processed by the small intestine. Whereas the small intestine absorbs most nutrients, the main purpose of the large intestine is to absorb water and salts. The remaining chyme is forwarded from the large intestine as feces into to the rectum

Descriptions of Large intestine

Large intestine: The long, tube-like organ that is connected to the small intestine at one end and the anus at the other. The large intestine has four parts: cecum, colon, rectum, and anal canal. Partly digested food moves through the cecum into the colon, where water and some nutrients and electrolytes are removed. The remaining material, solid waste called stool, moves through the colon, is stored in the rectum, and leaves the body through the anal canal and anus.
Source: National Institute of Health

Large intestine: beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces
Source: WordNet 2.1

Large intestine : segment of the lower gastrointestinal tract that includes the cecum, the colon and the rectum.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Large intestine

Large intestine: The large intestine is a hollow organ located in the lower abdomen and is a part of the digestive system and the gastrointestinal tract. After digestion, peristalsis moves food residue from the small intestine into the large intestine, which absorbs water from food residue and forms feces. The large intestine also stores feces before elimination through the rectum and anus. There are four sections of the large intestine: the cecum, colon, rectum, and anal canal.

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

Large intestine: Bowel : The part of the digestive system that makes and stores stool. It is also called the large intestine. (Source: excerpt from IBS: NIDDK)

Closely Related Organs: Large intestine

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Large intestine:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Large intestine

The following conditions are related to the organ: Large intestine:

Other Names: Large intestine

The following are other names for the organ: Large intestine:

Sub Parts: Large intestine

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Large intestine:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Large intestine

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Large intestine:

Condition count: 19 ; see list below.

Organ types: Digestive system (127), Intestine (43)

Related organs: intestine (43), small intestine (7), colon (16)

Main condition: Bowel conditions

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Large intestine: Related Topics

Diseases List for Large intestine:

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












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