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In anatomy of the digestive system, the colon is the part of the intestine
from the cecum to the rectum. Its primary purpose is to extract water from
feces. In mammals, it consists of the ascending colon on the right side, the
transverse colon, the descending colon on the left side, the sigmoid colon,
and the rectum.
Diseases of the colon
* angiodysplasia of the colon
* colon cancer
* Crohns disease
* Hirschsprung's disease (aganglionosis)
* infective colitis
* pseudomembranous enterocolitis
* ulcerative colitis and toxic megacolon