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Digestive Tract

Digestive Tract

The digestive tract

The digestive tract includes the mouth, the esophagus, the stomach, the small and large intestines, and the rectum.

Sometimes the digestive tract is divided into upper and lower parts:

  • The upper digestive tract includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and small intestine.
  • The lower digestive tract includes the large intestine and the rectum.
By Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
Last Revised October 8, 2012

Last Revised: October 8, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology

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