Digestive tract. Definition

Medical Definition: digestive tract

Digestive tract. It has a total length of about 9 m and extends from mouth to anus. Includes the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine. The gastrointestinal mucosa comes from the endodermal sheet, which also derive not only the glands lodged in the wall of the tract, but highly developed glands such as liver and pancreas. The digestive tract is tasked digestive tract, which consists of grinding, digestion, absorption of food and disposal of waste is not absorbable.

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