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Overview of the Digestive System

Overview of the Digestive System

The digestive system is made up of the digestive tract, a series of hollow organs joined in a long tube. Its primary role is to break down food for use by the body. It also forms, stores and removes waste from the body.

 

 

 

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Author(s): Center for Educational Outreach, Baylor College of Medicine.
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Overview of the Digestive System

Major Components of the System

The Mouth

The Pharynx: Swallowing

Esophagus and Stomach

Small Intestine

Large Intestine

Gut Bacteria

Functions of the System

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