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  • spijsverteringskanaal
  • maag-darmstelsel
  • digestieve systeem
  • gastro-intestinale stelsel


  • alimentary canal
  • digestive tract
  • gastrointestinal tract, GI tract, GIT
  • digestion tract


  • tractus digestivus

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The gastrointestinal tract (digestive tract, alimentary canal, digestion tract, GI tract, GIT) 
is an organ system within humans and other animals which takes in food, digests it to extract 
and absorb energy and nutrients, and expels the remaining waste as feces. The mouth, esophagus, 
stomach and intestines are part of the gastrointestinal tract. Gastrointestinal is an adjective 
meaning of or pertaining to the stomach and intestines. A tract is a collection of related anatomic 
structures or a series of connected body organs.