|Human colon | SMZ171 stereomicroscope | Moticam 10|
In the large intestine (colon) resorption takes place of the remainders of the digested food and liquid, which makes the stool thicker and makes it gliding by the addition of mucus. The wall of the large intestine consists of the typical layers for the digestive tract: the mucosa, submucosa, muscularis and serosa. The lumen is subdivided by numerous crescent-shaped folds.
and produce mucus especially at the bottom of the tubular crypts. The crypts are straight tubular and run down from the surface through the mucosa. With the depth, the number of goblet cells increases, while the absorptive cells become flatter and diminish in number. The connective tissue of the lamina propria fills the space between the crypts. The muscularis mucosa is composed of an inner ring and an outer layer of smooth musculature. The submucosa is a loose connective tissue with solitary lymph nodes, larger blood vessels and groups of fat cells.
|Human colon | BA410E PlanAPO 100X | Moticam 10 stack|