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The intestine (bowel) is the long, winding, tube that is part
of the digestive tract. The intestine helps to process food, extract and absorb
nutrients and water, and eliminate waste.
The intestine is
divided into two main parts: the small intestine and the large intestine.
Current as of:
August 9, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
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