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Anatomy of the GI Tract

Anatomy of the GI Tract

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Published by Benjamin Prabhu
A review of the human gastrointestinal tract by Dr Danac
A review of the human gastrointestinal tract by Dr Danac

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Categories:Types, Research
Published by: Benjamin Prabhu on Oct 15, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


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ALFONSO C. DANAC, MD, FPCS, FPSGS, FPALESChairman & Associate Professor, Department of AnatomyAngeles University Foundation School of Medicine
Organ Systems of the Body
Digestive system
Composed of the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach,small intestine, large intestine, rectum, anus, andliver 
Breaks down food into absorbable units that enter the blood
Eliminates indigestible foodstuffs as feces
Body Cavities
heabdominopelvic cavityis separated from thesuperior thoracic cavity by the dome-shapeddiaphragm
It is composed of two subdivisions
Abdominal cavity ±contains the stomach,intestines, spleen, liver, and other organs
Pelvic cavity ±lies within the pelvis and containsthe bladder, reproductive organs, and rectum

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