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Chapter-03 Overview of Digestive System

BOOK TITLE: Stoma Care

Author
1. Balachandar TG
ISBN
9789352704873
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18070_4
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
1. Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Chapter keywords
Digestive system, food, mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, digestive juice, liver, pancreas

Abstract

This chapter presents a glimpse of human digestive system. The human digestive system comprises of digestive organs running from mouth to the anus. The food from the mouth enters the esophagus which acts only as the transporting tube between the mouth and the stomach. The semi digested food travels down from the stomach to the small intestine. The figure given in this chapter summarizes the different functions of the different parts of the digestive system.

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