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According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, Gastroenterology is the, "medical specialty concerned with the digestive system and its diseases. Gastroenterologists diagnose and treat the diseases and disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, biliary tract, and pancreas. Among the most common disorders they must deal with are gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastric and duodenal ulcers, malignant tumours, inflammatory bowel diseases, colorectal cancer, and rectal disorders."
The digestive system consists of the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus) and the liver, gallbladder and pancreas also aid in the digestive process.
Gastroenterology. (n.d.). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved June 18, 2020, from https://www.britannica.com/science/gastroenterology
Your Digestive System & How it Works. (2017, December). National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Health. Retrieved June 18, 2020, from https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/digestive-system-how-it-works
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