Digestive Disorders: Overview

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The digestive system is comprised of the digestive tract, which includes the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus, and the organs that lie outside of the digestive tract, including the pancreas, the liver, and the gallbladder.

The digestive system is responsible for collecting food, converting the food into nutrients, absorbing the nutrients into the bloodstream, and removing the undigestible components of food from the body.

View sub-topics at right to learn more about some specific digestive disorders and some of their common causes.

See Also

  1. Appendicitis: Overview
  2. Bowel Control: Overview
  3. Diarrhea: Overview
  4. Intestinal Perforation: Overview
  5. Intussusception: Overview
  6. Ischemic Colitis: Overview
  7. Nausea: Overview
  8. Norwalk-Like Viruses / Noroviruses
  9. Pancreatitis: Overview
  10. Peritonitis: Overview
  11. Ruptured Esophagus: Overview
  12. Severe Constipation: Overview
  13. Stomach Ulcers
  14. 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
  15. 1,1,2-Trichloroethane
  16. 1,2,3-Trichloropropane
  17. 2,3-Benzofuran
  18. Abilify / Aripiprazole
  19. Alfalfa / Clover Sprouts: Overview
  20. Antimony
  21. Arsine Exposure: Overview
  22. Ativan / Lorazepam
  23. Barium
  24. Boron
  25. Bromomethane
  26. Cadmium
  27. Celebrex Lawyers - Celebrex News Update
  28. Chattahoochee River: Overview
  29. Chi-Chi's Mexican Restaurant Hepatitis Outbreak
  30. Chlordane
  31. Chlorfenvinphos
  32. Chlorinated Dibenzofurans (CDFs)
  33. Chlorine Dioxide
  34. Chloroethane
  35. Comfrey
  36. Crestor / Rosuvastatin
  37. Diethyl Phthalate Exposure: Overview
  38. E. coli
  39. Enterococcus faecium: Overview
  40. Felbatol / Felbamate
  41. Fritz Mine - Fairfield, North Dakota
  42. Gasoline
  43. Giardia: Overview
  44. Hexachlorobenzene
  45. Hydraulic Fluids
  46. Hydrogen Chloride
  47. Hydrogen Peroxide
  48. Jet fuels JP-5 and JP-8
  49. Lap-Band: Overview
  50. Lewisite (Blister Agent)
  51. Lipokinetix: Overview
  52. McGowan's Pizzaland Hepatitis Outbreak
  53. Methyl Parathion
  54. Midnite Mine - Wellpinit, Washington
  55. Mirex and Chlordecone
  56. Nerve Agents
  57. Nickel
  58. Nitrogen Mustards (HN-1, HN-2, HN-3) (Blister Agent)
  59. n-Nitrosodi-n-propylamine
  60. O'Charley's Restaurant Hepatitis Outbreak
  61. Phosgene Oxime
  62. Prozac / Fluoxetine Hydrochloride
  63. Salmonella
  64. Selenium
  65. Selenium Hexafluoride
  66. Shigella: Overview
  67. Sodium and Calcium Hypochlorite
  68. Sodium Hydroxide
  69. Star Anise Teas
  70. Stauffer Chemical: Overview
  71. Sulfur Trioxide
  72. Teveten / Eprosartan Mesylate: Overview
  73. Thallium
  74. Tin
  75. Trilafon / Perphenazine
  76. Vibrio Vulnificus: Overview
  77. Vicodin / Acetaminophen & Hydrocodone Bitartrate
  78. White Phosphorus
  79. Xylene
  80. Yohimbe / Pausinystalia Yohimbe
  81. Zinc
  82. Zoloft / Sertraline
  83. Digestive Disorders: Frequently Asked Questions
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