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Digestive system

Introduction: Digestive system

Description of Digestive system

Digestive system: The organs that take in food and turn it into products that the body can use to stay healthy. Waste products the body cannot use leave the body through bowel movements. The digestive system includes the salivary glands, mouth, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, small and large intestines, and rectum.
Source: National Institute of Health

Digestive system: the system that makes food absorbable into the body.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Digestive system: group of organs stretching from the mouth to the anus, serving to breakdown foods, assimilate nutrients, and eliminate waste; in humans, the digestive system includes the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestines, anus) and the accessory glands (liver, biliary tract, pancreas), and associated hormones and secretions.
Source: CRISP

Digestive system: A group of organs stretching from the MOUTH to the ANUS, serving to breakdown foods, assimilate nutrients, and eliminate waste.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Digestive system: A group of organs stretching from the MOUTH to the ANUS, serving to breakdown foods, assimilate nutrients, and eliminate waste. In humans, the digestive system includes the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT and the accessory glands (LIVER; BILIARY TRACT; PANCREAS).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Digestive system as an Organ

Digestive system (organ): The digestive system includes the organs, structures and substances...more »

Digestive system (organ): The digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus (see ... (Source: excerpt from Your Digestive System and How It Works: NIDDK)

Digestive system (organ): See Digestive system (organ information).

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Source - WordNet 2.1

Source - MeSH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

More specific terms for Digestive system:

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Broader terms for Digestive system

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Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Digestive system can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Digestive system

The following list attempts to classify Digestive system into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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