Definition of ascending colon in English:

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ascending colon

noun

Anatomy
The first main part of the large intestine, which passes upwards from the caecum on the right side of the abdomen.
Example sentences
  • The ascending colon is greatly dilated, but not abnormally.
  • The scores for the ascending colon and cecum did not reach statistical significance.
  • The most commonly affected areas are the terminal ileum and ascending colon, although any part of the GI tract can be involved.

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