Organ: Large intestine


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Large intestine: Second intestine that mainly absorbs water and salts
Large intestine: Bowel: The part of the digestive system that makes and stores stool. It is also called the large intestine.1
Introduction: The large intestine receives food after it has been processed by the small intestine. Whereas the small intestine absorbs most nutrients, the main purpose of the large intestine is to absorb water and salts. The remaining chyme is forwarded from the large intestine as feces into to the rectum
Condition count: 19 ; see list below.
Organ types: Digestive system (127), Intestine (43)
Related organs: intestine (43), small intestine (7), colon (16)
Main condition: Bowel conditions
Organs: all organs

Diseases list: The following list of medical conditions have 'Large intestine' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:

A

  • Amebic dysentery ... bowel

    B

  • Bowel conditions ... bowel
  • Bowel Obstruction ... bowel

    C

  • Chronic digestive diseases ... bowel

    D

  • Digestive Diseases ... bowel

    E

  • Enterocolitis ... large intestine

    F

  • Fecal impaction ... bowel
  • Fecal incontinence ... bowel

    H

  • Hirschsprung's disease ... large intestine

    I

  • Incontinence ... bowel
  • Infectious Diarrhea ... bowel
  • Inflammatory bowel disease ... bowel
  • Intestinal pseudo-obstruction ... bowel
  • Intussusception ... bowel
  • Irritable bowel syndrome ... bowel

    K

  • Kaposi's Sarcoma ... bowel

    M

  • Megacolon ... bowel

    S

  • Short Bowel Syndrome ... bowel
  • Sudden Digestive Conditions ... bowel

    Footnotes:
    1. excerpt from IBS: NIDDK

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