One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The part of the large intestine which passes downwards on the left side of the abdomen towards the rectum.
- ‘The colon is divided into four parts: the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon, and the sigmoid colon.’
- ‘The inferior artery also gave rise to two branches: one to the inferior portion of the descending colon and the other to the sigmoid colon and rectum.’
- ‘The descending colon is structurally similar to the transverse colon.’
- ‘On palpation of the abdomen I found the descending colon very tender, as well as the epigastric region.’
- ‘Tumors in the descending colon comprise 5% of primary colorectal cancers.’
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