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    Lower Digestive System

    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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