Digestive System

Lower Gastrointestinal Tract

What are the functions of the large intestine?

The large intestine is mostly a storage site for undigested materials until they are eliminated from the body via defecation. Although digestion is complete by the time the chyme enters the large intestine and most absorption has occurred in the small intestine, water and electrolytes are still absorbed through the large intestine.

Diverticulosis is the formation of painless pouches in the colon. Anatomical Chart Co.

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