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My Large Intestine

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S: Large Intestine

FC: The Large Intestine max murin cate guyman

1: About the Large Intestine, Appendix, Rectum, and Sphincter Location Size and shape Function Relationship Basic Diseases

2: The large intestine is divided into 1. Colon ascending transverse descending sigmoid 2. Cecum appendix 3. Rectum

4: The Colon A tube about 1.5 meters long, the colon is the part of the digestive system between the terminal ileum and anus. It is a bit wider than the small intestine. Its purpose is to remove water and electrolytes from the feces passing through it.

6: The Appendix The appendix also has an important role. When the body has to get rid of the contents of the intestine, it will stimulate diarrhea. The appendix will store some of the bacteria in the intestine, so that they can be repopulated.

8: The Rectum The rectum is the last part of the large intestine. It is about twelve inches long in a human. The rectum stores feces until it can be defecated.

10: The Anal Sphincters The function of the anal sphincters is to hold in feces until defecation, when they open. There are two sphincters, the internal sphincter that the body opens (involuntary) and the external one that you open (voluntary). At least once a day, the internal sphincter opens, creating an urge to defecate.

12: Basic Diseases of the Large Intestine Diarrhea Constipation Inflammation Tumors Cancers Appendicitis

14: The causes of diarrhea Infections bacteria viruses protozoa Inflammation Irritation toxins poisons food (fiber >>>)

15: Treatment of diarrhea Determine cause and treat the cause Bacteria treat with antibiotics Viruses- only supportive treatment with hydration and electrolytes Eliminate the cause, like poison or toxin

16: Constipation Causes are not enough fiber not enough liquid in the diet obstruction by tumor

17: Treatment of constipation Increase hydration Increase fiber Laxatives Eliminate of obstruction

18: Goblet Cells Goblet Cells are small goblet-shaped cells in the large intestine that produce mucus when touched. This helps prevent constipation. These cells also connect to nerves that fire when you are relaxed. This means that stress could contribute to constipation.

20: Tumors and cancers We don't know all the reasons of colon cancer, but chronic constipation and lack of fiber increase the risk of cancer

21: treat tumors by surgery treat cancer by surgery, chemotherapy and radiation

22: Appendicitis Appendicitis is when there is swelling in the appendix. If not treated, the appendix could burst and spread infection in your bloodstream Causes of Appendicitis -Blocking of Appendix -Infection in the Body

23: Symptoms of Appendicitis -Abdominal pain, usually starting just above the belly button and then moving to the right lower side of the abdomen -Nausea -Vomiting -Abdominal swelling -Pain when the right side of the abdomen is touched -Low-grade fever -Inability to pass gas -Change in normal bowel pattern

24: For more education about our subjects, look at the following sources: "Appendicitis." Google Health. A.D.A.M. Web. 08 Mar. 2010. . "Appendicitis - AOL Health." Health Information, News and Tools - AOL Health. Web. 08 Mar. 2010. . Wikimedia Commons Campbell, Neil A., Jane B. Reece, Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, and Robert B. Jackson. Biology, Eighth Edition. San Francisco: Pearson Benjamin Cummings, 2008. Print. "File:Anorectum.gif -." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 08 Mar. 2010. . "Large Intestine -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia." Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Web. 08 Mar. 2010. .

25: Thank you!!!! by max murin and cate guyman We hope you take good care of your large intestine!

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  • Title: My Large Intestine
  • An informative book about the large intestine.
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  • Published: about 8 years ago