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Descriptor English:   Digestive System 
Descriptor Spanish:   Sistema Digestivo 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Sistema Digestório 
Synonyms English:   Ailmentary System
Alimentary System  
Tree Number:   A03
Definition English:   A group of organs stretching from the MOUTH to the ANUS, serving to breakdown foods, assimilate nutrients, and eliminate waste. In humans, the digestive system includes the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT and the accessory glands (LIVER; BILIARY TRACT; PANCREAS). 
Indexing Annotation English:   GEN: prefer specifics; /abnorm = DIGESTIVE SYSTEM ABNORMALITIES but consider also specific part of digest syst with /abnorm or specific abnorm
Entry Combination - descr/qualif English:   Digestive System/abnormalities use Digestive System Abnormalities
Digestive System/physiology use Digestive System Physiological Phenomena
Digestive System/surgery use Digestive System Surgical Procedures
 
History Note English:   1972 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AH anatomy & histology BS blood supply
CH chemistry CY cytology
DG diagnostic imaging DE drug effects
EM embryology EN enzymology
GD growth & development IM immunology
IN injuries IR innervation
ME metabolism MI microbiology
PS parasitology PA pathology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   4104 
Unique Identifier:   D004064 

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