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Sigmoid Colon

Descriptions of Sigmoid Colon

Sigmoid Colon: The S-shaped section of the colon that connects to the rectum.
Source: National Institute of Health

Sigmoid Colon: the s-shaped curve between the descending colon and the rectum
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Sigmoid Colon

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

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

Closely Related Organs: Sigmoid Colon

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Sigmoid Colon

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