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The function of the digestive system is to break down the foods you eat, release their nutrients, and absorb those nutrients into the body. Although the small intestine is the workhorse of the system, where the majority of digestion occurs, and where most of the released nutrients are absorbed into the blood or lymph, each of the digestive system organs makes a vital contribution to this process Figure 1. As is the case with all body systems, the digestive system does not work in isolation; it functions cooperatively with the other systems of the body. Consider for example, the interrelationship between the digestive and cardiovascular systems.
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Gastrointestinal tract , also called digestive tract or alimentary canal , pathway by which food enters the body and solid wastes are expelled. The gastrointestinal tract includes the mouth , pharynx , esophagus , stomach , small intestine , large intestine , and anus. See digestion. Gastrointestinal tract. Article Media.