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Lower Digestive System

The parts of the lower digestive system

The lower digestive system includes the large intestine (ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, and sigmoid colon) and the rectum.

By Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Kenneth Bark, MD - Surgery, Colon and Rectal
Last Revised August 27, 2012

Last Revised: August 27, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kenneth Bark, MD - Surgery, Colon and Rectal

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