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Gastrointestinal tract

Gastrointestinal tract
The gastrointestinal system is comprised of the stomach, and the small and large intestines. It is responsible for breaking down and absorbing the food a person eats.

Review Date: 10/13/2006
Reviewed By: Jenifer K. Lehrer, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Frankford-Torresdale Hospital, Jefferson Health System, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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