Definition of Ascending colon

1. Noun. The part of the large intestine that ascends from the cecum to the transverse colon.

Terms within: Arteria Ascendens, Ascending Artery
Group relationships: Large Intestine
Generic synonyms: Colon

Definition of Ascending colon

1. Noun. (anatomy) A part of colon adjacent to small intestine. ¹

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Medical Definition of Ascending colon

1. The first part of the colon (large intestine) that starts in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen and ends at the transverse colon in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascending Colon

ascending anterior branch
ascending aorta
ascending artery
ascending branch
ascending branch of the inferior mesenteric artery
ascending cervical artery
ascending cholangitis
ascending colon (current term)
ascending colons
ascending current
ascending degeneration
ascending frontal convolution
ascending frontal gyrus
ascending lumbar vein
ascending myelitis
ascending neuritis
ascending node
ascending palatine artery
ascending paralysis
ascending parietal convolution
ascending parietal gyrus
ascending part of aorta

Literary usage of Ascending colon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The ascending colon is smaller than the ... An abscess of the right kidney could thus break through into the ascending colon and not wound the peritoneum. ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1921)
"The entire colon, including the caecum, ascending colon, and transverse colon lay ... The mesocolon of the ascending colon was therefore abnormally long. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1904)
"As previously stated, the ascending colon is, at first, almost as wide as the caecum; ... At the bend between the ascending colon and A there is a sudden ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"ascending colon.—The ascending colon passes upward through the right lumbar region, lateral to the right lateral line. The right colic flexure is situated ..."

5. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1905)
"... held not more than two feet above the level of the anus, whence it will usually pass along the lower and transverse colon into the ascending colon. ..."

6. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The Form, Size and Position of the Cecum, Ileocecal Junction, Vermiform Process or Appendix, and ascending colon, as Determined ..."

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