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Accessory Digestive Organs

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Updated May 14, 2012

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Definition: There are several digestive organs that assist in the digestive process, but are not considered part of the digestive tract that runs from the mouth to the anus. These organs are the salivary glands, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder.

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