Nominal mucosal surface area of colon

Range ~2,000 cm^2
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Sandle GI. Salt and water absorption in the human colon: a modern appraisal. Gut. 1998 Aug43(2):294-9. p.294 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID10189861
Primary Source Edmonds CJ. Absorption of sodium and water by human rectum measured by a dialysis method. Gut 1971 12 :356–62.PubMed ID5112170
Comments "The human colon has a nominal mucosal surface area of about 2,000 cm^2 (primary source) but in reality the total absorptive area is even greater because colonic crypt cells are capable of absorption as well as secretion (ref 4)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 111315