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Child's Digestive System

Picture of a child's digestive system

The digestive system is responsible for breaking down food, absorbing nutrients from the food, and ridding the body of waste products from the food. The digestive system consists of the:

  • Upper digestive tract, which includes the mouth, esophagus, and stomach.
  • Lower digestive tract, which includes the small and large intestines.
  • Liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.

Current as of: September 20, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine