The volume of the colon depends upon height, weight, a bit of genetics, activity level and degree of hydration and fiber in the diet. In general it is a cylinder about 1.5 meters long and a diameter of 6-9 cm in differing places.
Asked in Bacteria
How many species of bacteria are present in the human colon?
Some bacteria in the human colon has not been identfied the resaon being culturing it. There is a mathemetical calculation i hear back in A levels that was done. But roughly there is 600-1000 species in a human colon and some are still being discovered ...
Where is your colon?
It is part of your large intestine. (Maya, Ally, & Jeffry) The human intestine consists of two segments: the small intestine and the large intestine. The large intestine is subdivided into cecum and colon and the colon consists of four sections that are ascending colon, on the right side of the human body; transverse colon, from right to left; descending colon, on the left side and sigmoid colon, on the lower left side. The rectum is the portion of the colon sigmoid that...
Asked in Human and Animal Interaction
What is the most abundant species of normal flora in the human colon?
Several species of bacteria are abundant in the human colon for aid in digestion. One of the common species is E. coli. ...
Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
Where is water and electrolytes absorbed in the human body?
The majority of them are absorbed in the colon.
Asked in Acids and Bases
What is the volume of hydrochloric acid in the human stomach?
The volume of hydrocloric acid in the average human stomach is about 20 to 100ml. ...
Asked in Health
What is absorbed in the colon?
The function of human colon in the process of digestion is absorb or extract water and salt from the solid wastes before they are transformed into excrement of feces and expelled through the anus during defecation. The transverse colon does just that. ...
Asked in Arteries
What artery supplies blood to the colon?
Colic arteries supply blood to colon. Human colon has different portions (ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon and sigmoid colon). Right colic artery supplies blood to ascending colon. Middle colic artery supplies blood to tranverse colon. Left colic artery supplies blood to the descending colon. Sigmoid arteries (two or three) supplies blood to sigmoid colon. The right colic and middle colic arteries are branches of superior mesentric artery. The left coliac artery and sigmoid arteries are branches of inferior esentric artery. ...
Asked in Science, Biology, Waste and Recycling
What region of the human gut absorbs water from indigestible material?
Colon, or Large Intestine