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What an Awesome Machine: the Digestive System

This article describes the digestive system and how it functions. When you think about the myriad functions of the digestive system, about its complex structure and about the superb timing required so that each and every component can perform its part at precisely the right time and way, it is not surprising that there are some mishaps along the way. In truth, it’s amazing how little goes wrong and how people continue to function and develop as well as they do.

Topics: Digestive System, Fact Sheet

About the Author

  • Ami D. Sperber, MD

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka Medical Center; Faculty of the Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

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