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Digestive Tract

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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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerArvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
Last RevisedOctober 8, 2012

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: October 08, 2012
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