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Alimentary Canal

Descriptions of Alimentary Canal

Alimentary Canal: tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Alimentary Canal

Alimentary Canal: The alimentary canal is a long tube that makes up a part of the digestive system. It runs from the mouth to the anus and includes the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine. It is about 30 feet long. The alimentary canal works in conjunction with the accessory digestive organs to digest food.

Conditions that afflict the alimentary canal include colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, esophageal varices, gastric ulcers, bowel obstruction, gastroenteritis, and ulcerative colitis.

Closely Related Organs: Alimentary Canal

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Alimentary Canal

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Other Names: Alimentary Canal

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Sub Parts: Alimentary Canal

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Alimentary Canal

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