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Organs of the Digestive System

Learn about the Organs of Digestion and their Function

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Updated March 23, 2012

What is the digestive system? Find out with this organ-by-organ introduction through pictures.
Organs of the Digestive System
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Diseases of the liver, such as hepatitis, can have major complications that affect other parts of the body. One reason is because the liver is involved in so many essential functions, like digestion. The digestive system is a collection of organs that work together to digest and absorb food. Digestion is the process the body uses to break down foods into molecules that the body can use for energy and nutrients. Let's look at the individual parts of the digestive system.

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