Healthy caecum, large intestine

Healthy caecum, large intestine

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Caption: Healthy caecum. Endoscopic view of a healthy large intestine (colon), showing the wall of the caecum and the opening to the appendix (centre). The caecum is a pouch connected to the ascending colon, and is considered to be the beginning of the large intestine. The appendix is thought to have no function in humans, and to be a vestigial structure that lost its original function through evolution. The large intestine is mainly responsible for extracting water and salt from solid wastes before they are eliminated from the body.

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