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Digestion is the complex process of turning the food you eat into the energy you need to survive. The digestive process also involves creating waste to be eliminated, and is made of a series of muscles that coordinate the movement of food. Learn more about digestion and the body parts that make it possible, including the:

  • mouth,
  • pharynx,
  • esophagus,
  • stomach,
  • small intestine,
  • colon,
  • rectum,
  • anus,
  • pancreas,
  • liver, and
  • gallbladder.

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