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Large intestine

Large intestine

Overview

The large intestine (colon) absorbs most of the fluid from foods.

Review Date 7/11/2017

Updated by: Michael M. Phillips, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.