False-colour SEM of glandular wall of the colon

False-colour SEM of glandular wall of the colon

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Credit: PROF. P. MOTTA/DEPT. OF ANATOMY/UNIVERSITY "LA SAPIENZA", ROME/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: False-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the glandular wall of the colon. Many open- ings to glands can be seen. Desquamating dead cells are yellow. The mucosa (green) of the wall has few folds; here, in the colon, undigestable food becomes faeces with the absorption of excess water. Columnar surface cells (visible here) are involved in this water absorption. Goblet cells (unseen) within the gland openings secrete mucous to protect the colon surface & lubricate faeces. The large intestine is some 1.5 metres long, with regions that include the appendix, colon and rectum. Magnification: x80 at 6x7cm size. Magnification: x125 at 4x5 inch size. Closely resembles caecum anatomy.

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Keywords: anatomy, caecum, caecum anatomy, colon, colon anatomy, digestive system, false-coloured, gland, glands, gut, human body, intestine, large, large intestine, mucous

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