The digestive or gastrointestinal tract (GIT)
extends from the mouth to the anus and is responsible
for receiving food, breaking it down into nutrients (digestion), absorbing these nutrients into
the bloodstream and, finally, eliminating all the undigestable parts of the food from the body.
The gastrointestinal tract consists of the following :
The Digestive/Gastrointestinal system is also comprised of certain organs that lie outside the
GIT, such as :
Liver (hepatobiliary system)