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    Digestive System

    The digestive system

    The digestive system is responsible for breaking down food, absorbing nutrients from the food, and ridding the body of waste products from the food. The digestive system consists of the:

    • Upper digestive tract, which includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and small intestine.
    • Lower digestive tract, which includes the large intestine and the rectum.
    • Liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology

    Current as ofNovember 20, 2015

    Current as of: November 20, 2015

    Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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