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Answer to Question #51736 in Other Biology for sahil raza khan

Question #51736
What is the function of colon in human body?explain in brief.
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The main functions of colon in the human body are:
1. Maintaining of fluid balance of the body by absorbing and/or secreting water.
2. Absorbs vitamins: K, B12, thiamine, riboflavin.
3. It stores fecal masses and prepares them for elimination.
4. Secretes K+ and CI- ions.
5. Colon has its own microbiota which helps to break down the fiber and secretes vitamin K. 

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