ascending colon

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ascend′ing co′lon

(ˈkoʊ lən)
n.
the first portion of the large intestine, extending from the small intestine upward.
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Noun1.ascending colon - the part of the large intestine that ascends from the cecum to the transverse colonascending colon - the part of the large intestine that ascends from the cecum to the transverse colon
arteria ascendens, ascending artery - the branch of the ileocolic artery that supplies the ascending colon
large intestine - beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces
colon - the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted
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Total wall, muscle tunic and thickness of mucosa tunic, depths of the crypts, height of enterocytes and theirs nucleus for enterocyte of the ascending colons of rats from the control group and the malnourished group.
All animals had their ascending colon extracted, measured, weighed, then washed in saline solution, and fixed in a 10% buffered formalin in phosphate buffer (pH 7.
The ascending colon for the malnourish group was smaller in relation to the control group, as presented in Table I.