Organ: Digestive system


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Digestive system: The body system for digesting food
Introduction: The digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus . Inside this tube is a lining called the mucosa. In the mouth, stomach, and small intestine, the mucosa contains tiny glands that produce juices to help digest food.

There are also two solid digestive organs, the liver and the pancreas, which produce juices that reach the intestine through small tubes. In addition, parts of other organ systems play a major role in the digestive system. 1


Condition count: 127 ; see list below.
Organ subtypes: digestive tract (0), stomach (36), intestine (43), small intestine (7), large intestine (19), colon (16), rectum (21), anus (16), gallbladder (7), bile duct (9), appendix (3)
Organs: all organs

Diseases list: The following list of medical conditions have 'Digestive system' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:

A

  • Achalasia ... digestive
  • Acute Appendicitis ... appendix
  • Acute Nonulcer dyspepsia ... digestive, stomach
  • Acute Pancreatitis ... digestive
  • Amebic dysentery ... bowel, digestive, intestine
  • Amnesic shellfish poisoning ... stomach
  • Anal Cancer ... anus
  • Anal conditions ... anus
  • Anal fissure ... anus
  • Anal itching ... anus
  • Anorectal disorders ... anus, rectum
  • Anthrax ... digestive
  • Appendix disorders ... appendix
  • Ascariasis ... intestine

    B

  • Bacterial digestive infections ... digestive, stomach
  • Behcet's Disease ... digestive
  • Bile Duct Cancer ... bile duct, gall bladder
  • Bile Duct Conditions ... bile duct
  • Biliary disorder ... bile duct
  • Bowel conditions ... bowel
  • Bowel Obstruction ... bowel, digestive

    C

  • Carcinoid of Gastrointestinal Tract ... digestive
  • Celiac Disease ... digestive, intestine
  • Cholangitis ... bile ducts, gall bladder
  • Cholecystitis ... bile ducts, gall bladder
  • Cholera ... small intestine, digestive
  • Chronic appendicitis ... appendix
  • Chronic digestive diseases ... bowel, digestive, stomach, intestine
  • Chronic Nonulcer dyspepsia ... digestive, stomach
  • Chronic Pancreatitis ... digestive
  • Colic ... digestive
  • Colitis ... colon
  • Colon conditions ... colon
  • Colonic volvulus ... digestive, colon
  • Colorectal cancer ... digestive, colon
  • Colorectal Polyps ... rectum, colon
  • Constipation ... anus, rectum, digestive, colon
  • Crohn's disease ... digestive, intestine
  • Cryptosporiosis ... digestive, stomach
  • Cystic Fibrosis ... digestive

    D

  • Diabetic Diarrhea ... digestive, intestine
  • Diabetic Gastroparesis ... digestive, stomach
  • Diarrhea ... digestive
  • Digestive Diseases ... bowel, digestive, stomach, intestine
  • Digestive system cancer ... digestive
  • Diverticular Disease ... colon
  • Duodenal conditions ... stomach
  • Duodenitis ... stomach
  • Dysentery ... digestive, intestine, colon

    E

  • Entamoeba histolytica ... digestive, stomach
  • Enteritis ... small intestine, intestine
  • Enterocolitis ... small intestine, digestive, large intestine
  • Enteroviruses ... digestive

    F

  • Familial polyposis ... rectum, colon
  • Fascioliasis ... bile ducts
  • Fecal impaction ... bowel, rectum
  • Fecal incontinence ... anus, bowel, rectum
  • Flatulence ... anus, rectum
  • Food intolerances ... digestive, stomach

    G

  • Gall Bladder Cancer ... gall bladder
  • Gall bladder conditions ... gall bladder
  • Gallstones ... bile duct, digestive, gall bladder
  • Gas ... digestive
  • Gastric erosion ... digestive, stomach
  • Gastrinoma ... small intestine, stomach
  • Gastritis ... stomach
  • Gastroenteritis ... digestive, intestines, stomach
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease ... digestive, stomach
  • Gastrointestinal Anthrax ... digestive, intestines, stomach
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding ... rectum, intestines, stomach
  • Gastroparesis ... digestive, stomach
  • Giardia ... digestive, stomach
  • Gonorrhea ... rectum
  • Granuloma inguinale ... anus

    H

  • Headache-free migraine ... digestive
  • Heartburn ... digestive, stomach
  • Helicobacter pylori bacteria ... digestive, stomach
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome ... digestive
  • Hemorrhoids ... anus, rectum
  • Hiatal hernia ... stomach
  • Hirschsprung's disease ... digestive, large intestine, colon

    I

  • Incontinence ... anus, bowel, rectum
  • Indigestion ... digestive, stomach
  • Infectious Diarrhea ... anus, bowel, rectum, digestive
  • Inflammatory bowel disease ... bowel, digestive, intestine
  • Inguinal hernia ... intestines
  • Intestinal Conditions ... intestines
  • Intestinal obstruction ... intestines
  • Intestinal pseudo-obstruction ... bowel, digestive
  • Intussusception ... bowel
  • Irritable bowel syndrome ... bowel, digestive

    J

  • Jaundice ... bile duct, gall bladder

    K

  • Kaposi's Sarcoma ... bowel

    L

  • Lactose Intolerance ... digestive

    M

  • Malabsorption ... digestive, intestines, small intestines, colon
  • Megacolon ... bowel, digestive
  • Ménétrier's disease ... stomach

    N

  • Nonulcer dyspepsia ... digestive, stomach

    P

  • Pancreatitis ... digestive
  • Peptic Ulcer ... digestive, stomach
  • Pinworm ... rectum, colon
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis ... bile ducts
  • Proctitis ... anus, rectum
  • Pyloric stenosis ... digestive, stomach

    R

  • Rapid gastric emptying ... digestive, stomach, intestine
  • Rectal abscess ... anus, rectum
  • Rectal cancer ... rectum
  • Rectal conditions ... rectum
  • Rectal prolapse ... anus, rectum
  • Rectocele ... rectum

    S

  • Schistosomiasis ... intestines
  • Shigellosis ... digestive, intestine, colon
  • Short Bowel Syndrome ... bowel
  • Small Intestine Cancer ... digestive, intestine
  • Sprue ... digestive
  • Stomach cancer ... digestive, stomach
  • Stomach Conditions ... stomach
  • Sudden Digestive Conditions ... bowel, digestive, stomach, intestine

    T

  • Tapeworms ... digestive
  • Traveler's diarrhea ... anus, rectum, digestive, colon

    U

  • Ulcerative colitis ... digestive, intestine, colon

    V

  • Vaginal fistula ... rectum
  • Viral digestive infections ... digestive, stomach
  • Viral dysentery ... digestive, intestine, colon
  • Viral gastroenteritis ... digestive, intestines, stomach

    W

  • Whipple's Disease ... small intestine, digestive

    Z

  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome ... small intestine, stomach

    Footnotes:
    1. excerpt from Your Digestive System and How It Works: NIDDK

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