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Digestive system

Digestive system
The mouth, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas, break down food into nutrients that are absorbed into the bloodstream, leaving waste products to be excreted.




Review Date: 1/25/2013
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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