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Who Say Appendix Has No Benefit?

Appendix Benefits Your Health

Appendix, the common name for the vermiform appendix – a wormlike sac approximately 3.5 inches long attached to the cecum (the beginning of the large intestine). The appendix is called a vestigal organ – that is to say, it no longer has a function in the body, being simply a vestige of an organ in an ancestral species. It is usually on the right side of the body in the groin area. Substances in the intestine may find their way into the appendix and then may be removed by the involuntary contractions of the abdominal muscles (peristalsis).

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