DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

 

    

Human Digestive System
Diagram of the human digestive system. Courtesy of Estrella Mountain
Community College
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The digestive system is a group of organs that break down foods into chemical components that the body can absorb and use for energy, as well as for building and repairing cells and tissues. Principal components include:

The digestive system basically is a hollow tube with one opening in the mouth and the other in the anus. This form of organization is common to vertebrates and is referred to as a tube within a tube.

Additional Information about the Digestive System

Your Digestive System and How It Works from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (USA)

Your Digestive System from KidsHealth.org

 

Related Topics

Epiglottis

Gastritis

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Helicobacter pylori

Mucosa

Peristalsis

Pylorus

Villi

 

 

 

 

 

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