Glossary Term:

Title

ascending colon

Phonetic

as-<b>send</b>-ing <b>ko</b>-lun

Description

the first of the 4 sections of the colon. The ascending colon begins at the end of the small intestine and extends upward on the right side of the abdomen to connect with the transverse colon. See also abdomen, colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon.