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Colon diverticula - series

Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

The colon, or large intestine, is a muscular tube that begins at the end of the small intestine and runs to the rectum. The colon absorbs water from liquid stool that is delivered to it from the small intestine.

Update Date 5/15/2014

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