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Colon

(Science: anatomy) also called the large intestine.

this structure has 6 major divisions: caecum, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon and rectum. The total length is approximately 5 feet in the adult and it is responsible for forming, storing and expelling waste matter.


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Re: drink water, orange juice or Cola before eating?

... occur in the stomach) opens in response to the increased pressure from the CO2. This causes the contents of the stomach to empty into the colon in the less-digested form and also the CO2. As most people know, CO2 is a waste product which the lungs expel in exchange for the much-needed ...

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by MamaWrites
Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:40 pm
 
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G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use

I assume that. but if it gets to blood, why couldn't it hit also bacteria in colon?

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by JackBean
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:23 am
 
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Topic: G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use
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G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use

... basic idea of oral medication is to get it absorbed - like most nutrients, there shouldn't be anything still in the gut by the time it reaches the colon. Of course, this is affected by the pill casing and the binders (an issue with generic versions, which can use different ones). Antibiotics with ...

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by Darby
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:31 pm
 
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G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use

Really? I'd assume it would be some cream or something alike. If it can get from gut to face skin, why couldn't it go to colon?

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by JackBean
Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:32 am
 
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G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use

I don't think that the tetracycline was topical, but I also don't think that oral tetracycline persists into the colon (or it's not supposed to). Of course, everybody's different.

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by Darby
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:57 pm
 
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