The large intestine, or colon, receives what's left of a person's meal after most of the nutrients have been extracted from it by the rest of the gastrointestinal tract. This material, called chyme, is made up of salts, ... More »

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The main function of the large intestine is to absorb water and remove solid waste from the body. The organ takes approximately 16 hours to complete the digestion of food. This organ is the last part of the digestive sys... More »

The large intestine, located at the end of the digestive tract, absorbs any remaining fluid from undigested material thus converting it to solid waste. This is the final stage of digestion, where remaining nutrients are ... More »

A person with a redundant colon has a large intestine that is bigger than ones in the average human body. It is longer than usual, and the extra organ material creates loops in the colon that are repetitive, or redundant... More »

The colon, also referred to as the large intestine, removes excess nutrients to form stools and transports this product to the rectum. This organ is part of the digestive system and is essential in the removal of waste. More »

Food that is not properly digested in the stomach is eventually pushed through the rest of the gastrointestinal tract and exits the body via the rectum as stool. The body treats undigested food like any other substance t... More »

The primary function of the villi in the small intestine is to increase the absorption of nutrients from food passing through the small intestine. Intestinal villi are small thread-like objects that line the intestines i... More »