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Colorectal Cancer
...  LARGE INTESTINE, or colon, plays a very important part during digestion. The absorption of minerals and water essential to the body and the elimination of solid wastes within are its primary roles. A person with a functional and healthy colon moves his/her bowels two to three times per day on average. A normal digestive process normally takes 12 to 24 hours. When you see blood in your stools  ...

Large Intestine
...  body’s LARGE INTESTINE is in charge of three major duties. First, it receives the undigested food from the small intestine. Next, it is the receptacle of excess water and electrolytes that have been unused by the chimes. And, it facilitates the expulsion of solid waste materials out of the gastrointestinal tract. Measuring more or less 5 feet in length, and about 2 ½ inches in  ...

Serous Membranes
...  to the gastrointestinal tract, and allows the small intestine to move freely. This is also what the vessels and the nerves use for passage. A portion of the mesentery is dedicated to serving the LARGE INTESTINE, and it’s called the mesocolon. This is where the peritoneal peritoneum continues to the visceral peritoneum, starting from the LARGE INTESTINE. The space between these two  ...

Small Intestine
...  digestion and the start of nutrient and food absorption. The small intestine is located in between the pyloric sphincter (that is part of the stomach) and the ileocecal valve (which is part of the LARGE INTESTINE). It is specifically found in the central lower portion of the abdominal cavity, supported (in structure) by the mesentery (excluding the first segment). The small intestine wall is  ...


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