Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ascending Colon

We've learned how after food leaves your small intestine, it goes to your cecum.

After the food leaves your cecum, it continues in a tube that goes up on the right side of your body called the ascending colon.

The job of the ascending colon is to get water and salt from the food as it goes through the last part of your digestive system.

(from: wikipedia - ascending colon)

The word ascending means going up.

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