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The organs and glands in

the body that are

responsible for digestion.
The digestive
system begins with the
mouth and extends
through the esophagus,
stomach, small intestine,
and large intestine, ending
with the rectum and anus.
digestive system
The digestive tract and digestive glands regarded as an integr
ated system responsible for the ingestion, digestion, andabsor
ption of food.
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digestive sys`tem

the system by which ingested food is acted upon by physical a
nd chemical means to provide the body withabsorbable nutri
ents and to excrete waste products: in mammals the system i
ncludes the alimentary canal extendingfrom the mouth to the
anus and the hormones and enzymes assisting in digestion.
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digestive system
In anthroposophical medicine this is one of three systems (th
e other two being the nerve/sense system and therhythmic sy
stem) which together link the physical, etheric body, astral bo
dy and ego.
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.digestive system - the system that makes food absor
bable into the body
gastrointestinal system, systema
alimentarium, systema digestorium
body, organic structure, physical
structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal,pla
nt, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fir
system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related or
gans or parts; "the body has asystem of organs for digestion"
liver - large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ l
ocated in the upper right portion of the abdominalcavity; sec
retes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carboh
ydrate and fat; synthesizes substancesinvolved in the clotting
of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous sub
stances and breaks downworn-out erythrocytes
pancreas - a large elongated exocrine gland located behind t
he stomach; secretes pancreatic juice andinsulin
digestive fluid, digestive juice - secretions that aid digestion
alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tract, digestive
tube, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract -
tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending
about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions indigestion
and elimination
gland - any gland having ducts that pour secretions into the d
igestive tract
gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestiv
e system that secrete saliva fordigestion