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What dose the large intestine do?

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the small intestine is the primary site for the digestion and absorption of food. the large intestine mainly functions to absorb excess water and electrolytes from undigested food particles. --thoughtfulobserver

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The large intestine is responsible for the final stage of food digestion. It absorbs water from any left over food in the body that is not absorbed into the body and remove what is left or "waste" from the body.

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The excretory function of the large intestine is to get rid of feces.

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i know but i think you can live with out a large intestine

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It extract the remaining water from the digested food by small intestine

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The large intestine reabsorbs liquids from the digested food and carries the feces to the anus.

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It moves the food to the end of the of the digestive system. It shapes the food to the right size so it can pass through into the toilet.

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The large intestine withdraws water from digested food and compresses and stores the waste left over from digestion.

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