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    Digestive Tract

    Digestive Tract

    The digestive tract

    The digestive tract includes the mouth, the esophagus, the stomach, the small and large intestines, and the rectum.

    Sometimes the digestive tract is divided into upper and lower parts:

    • The upper digestive tract includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and small intestine.
    • The lower digestive tract includes the large intestine and the rectum.
    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
    Last Revised October 8, 2012

    Last Revised: October 8, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology

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