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What is the digestive tract?

Sanjay Krishnan
Sanjay Krishnan on behalf of MDLIVE
Healthcare
The digestive tract is the part of our bodies that helps in the digestion of food. This starts with the mouth as we ingest food all the way to our rectum where we expel our waste and everything in between as our food travels through its long journey! This includes from our mouth to our esophagus (food pipe), then to our stomach, on to our small intestine, then large intestine which our rectum is the end where waste is expelled.

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