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Digestive system

Descriptions 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)

Article Excerpts about Digestive system

The digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus (see figure ). Inside this tube is a lining called the mucosa. In the mouth, stomach, and small intestine, the mucosa contains tiny glands that produce juices to help digest food.

There are also two solid digestive organs, the liver and the pancreas, which produce juices that reach the intestine through small tubes. In addition, parts of other organ systems (for instance, nerves and blood) play a major role in the digestive system. (Source: excerpt from Your Digestive System and How It Works: NIDDK)

Summary Information: Digestive system

Digestive system: The digestive system includes the organs, structures and substances that break down food into basic nutrients that the body needs for energy, growth and repair. These include carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and protein. The digestive system also processes waste products and eliminates them from the body in the form of feces.

The digestive system includes the organs of the digestive tract, including the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. It also includes accessory organs, including the pancreas and gall bladder. The digestive system interacts directly or indirectly with every other system in the body, including the nervous system, genitourinary system, musculoskeletal system, immune system, circulatory system, respiratory system and endocrine system.

Closely Related Organs: Digestive system

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Digestive system

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Other Names: Digestive system

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Sub Parts: Digestive system

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Digestive system:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Digestive system

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Digestive system:

Condition count: 127 ; see list below.

Organ subtypes: digestive tract, stomach (36), intestine (43), small intestine (7), large intestine (19), colon (16), rectum (21), anus (16), gallbladder (8), bile duct (9), appendix (3)

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