Transverse Section - Pelvis

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The large intestine (colon) is distinguished from the small intestine by its larger diameter, both in size, and in terms of the greater diamter of the lumen. Colonic haustra or individual segments of the sigmoid colon can be seen. Three layers of smooth muscle make up the wall of the colon and serve to move lumenal contents through the bowel in a continuous process referred to as peristalsis.

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iliopsoas muscle | colon | rectus abdominus | gluteal muscles | mesentary | pelvis | sacrum |
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Module Name: abd1820
Module Title: Transverse Section - Pelvis
Image Info: Tansverse Section through the abdomen/pelvis; Visible Human Project.
Created by: Lynn Bry
Last modified: January 12th, 1997

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