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Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract (GAH-stroh-in-TES-tuh-nul trakt)

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• Anus
• Digestive System
• Hormones
 
 
Definition: The large, muscular tube that extends from the mouth to the anus, where the movement of muscles and release of hormones and enzymes digest food.

Also Known As: Also called the alimentary canal or digestive tract.

Common Misspellings: gastrotestinal, gastro-intestinal

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