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large intestine
▪ Cryptosporidium has been detected in the proximal small intestine, the large intestine and the rectum in man.
▪ In the other 14 patients, barium studies of the small and large intestine did not show any mechanical obstruction.
▪ Lipkin proposed that upward expansion of the proliferative compartment of the crypts of the large intestine occurs before adenoma development.
▪ Methane gas is regarded as a harmless byproduct of fermentation in the large intestine of man.
▪ No dietary factors have been shown to affect colonisation of the large intestine with methanogens.
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Large intestine

Intestine \In*tes"tine\, n.; pl. Intestines. [L. intestinum: cf. F. intestin. See Intestine, a.]

  1. (Anat.) That part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus.

  2. pl. The bowels; entrails; viscera.

    Large intestine (Human Anat. & Med.), the lower portion of the bowel, terminating at the anus. It is adapted for the retention of fecal matter, being shorter, broader, and less convoluted than the small intestine; it consists of three parts, the c[ae]cum, colon, and rectum.

    Small intestine (Human Anat. & Med.), the upper portion of the bowel, in which the process of digestion is practically completed. It is narrow and contorted, and consists of three parts, the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.

large intestine

n. (context anatomy English) The second to last part of the digestive system, comprising the cecum and colon.

large intestine

n. 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

Large intestine

The large intestine, or the large bowel, is the last part of the gastrointestinal tract and of the digestive system in vertebrates. Water is absorbed here and the remaining waste material is stored as feces before being removed by defecation.

Most sources define the large intestine as the combination of the cecum, colon, rectum, and anal canal. Some other sources exclude the anal canal.

In humans, the large intestine begins in the right iliac region of the pelvis, just at or below the waist, where it is joined to the end of the small intestine at the cecum, via the ileocecal valve. It then continues as the colon ascending the abdomen, across the width of the abdominal cavity as the transverse colon, and then descending to the rectum and its endpoint at the anal canal. Overall, in humans, the large intestine is about long, which is about one-fifth of the whole length of the gastrointestinal tract.

Large intestine (Chinese medicine)

The large intestine ( Chinese: 大肠/大腸: pinyin: dà cháng) is one of the fu organs stipulated by traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). As distinct from the Western medical concept of large intestine, this concept from TCM is more a way of describing a set of interrelated parts than an anatomical organ. It is a functionally defined entity and not equivalent to the anatomical organ of the same name.

Usage examples of "large intestine".

Arcadio at that time did not carry a string of lies and she hid from him only her correspondence with the invisible doctors, who had diagnosed a benign tumor in her large intestine and were preparing her for a telepathic operation.

This was discovered in 1937, when a group of German physiologists found that blood serum and an extract of the salivary gland mixed were capable of bringing about the contraction of an isolated segment of the wall of the large intestine.

My beliefand there is nothing in any of the tests I and the CDC have carried out to indicate the contrarymy belief is that this bug is reproducing in Sunny's gut, precisely speaking, in her large intestine.

The first two you get from swallowing air during eating, while the last three are generated in the large intestine.

The eeg, funneled well up his large intestine, refused to come down on demand.

Since he used the right wrist I assumed he was checking on the condition of her lungs, stomach, large intestine, spleen, and parta ulta.

With a few quick strokes he shortened the head, body, and tail of Wildcat, and then pulled out the large intestine and roasted it.

There is a bright redness on her right side, near her large intestine.