Digestive System

The Large Intestine: Introduction and Index

The large intestine is the last attraction in digestive tube and the location of the terminal phases of digestion. In comparison to other regions of the tube, there are huge differences among species in the relative size and complexity of the large intestine. Nonetheless, in all species it functions in three processes:

Core concepts in physiology of the large intestine are presented as the following topics:

Advanced and supplemental topics related to physiology of the large intestine:

Pathophysiology and diseases affecting the large intestine:

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