General Anatomy/Gastrointestinal System

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Gastrointestinal System[edit | edit source]

The Gastrointestinal System is responsible for the breakdown and absorption of various foods and liquids needed to sustain life. Many different organs have essential roles in the digestion of food, from the mechanical disrupting of the teeth to the creation of bile (which is an emulsifier) by the liver. In order to understand the interactions of the different components we shall follow the food on its journey through the human body.