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Descriptor English: Digestive System
Descriptor Spanish: Sistema Digestivo
Descriptor Portuguese: Sistema Digestório
Descriptor French: Système digestif
Entry term(s): Ailmentary System
Alimentary System
Tree number(s): A03
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004064
Scope note: 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).
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; /abnorm = DIGESTIVE SYSTEM ABNORMALITIES but consider also specific part of digestive system with /abnorm or specific abnormality
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Entry Combination: abnormalities:Digestive System Abnormalities
physiology:Digestive System Physiological Phenomena
surgery:Digestive System Surgical Procedures
Previous Indexing: Gastrointestinal System (1966-1971)
Public MeSH Note: 1972; see GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM 1963-1971
History Note: 1972
DeCS ID: 4104
Unique ID: D004064
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1972/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/10
Digestive System - Preferred
Concept UI M0006371
Scope note 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).
Preferred term Digestive System
Entry term(s) Ailmentary System
Alimentary System



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